Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Cameron says a naughty word (or two)

I was listening to the Cameron interview on Absolute Radio this morning and—when Call-Me Dave wasn't wheeling out the platitudes, I rather enjoyed it. One exchange in particular made me laugh out loud.
"Politicians do have to think about what they say," said Mr Cameron.

“The trouble with Twitter, the instantness [sic] of it, is I think that too many twits might make a twat.”

Apparently Cameron has now been forced to apologise for this, and for using the phrase "pissed off" in relation to how people felt about MPs' expenses—a somewhat mild reflection of public opinion, I'd say.

Anyway, here's reporter Krishnan Guru-Murthy commenting on Twitter.
Oxford Dictionary says twat means either women's genitals or a stupid/obnoxious Cameron was either a bit offensive, or very.

I think that my comment on all of this can be easily distilled into a few characters. In fact, it was—in my reply to that po-faced, MSM twankunt.
@krishgm On the other hand, no one who isn't a complete twat gives two shits about it. #naughty_words_exist_grow_up

I can't believe that these people have driven me to defending David fucking Cameron.

Fucking hellski.


Obnoxio The Clown said...

It's a right cunter believing in free speech, isn't it? :o)

Pavlov's Cat said...

I heard this as well, the only bits where he didn't sound like a Borg was when he said 'twat' and 'pissed off'

Dick Puddlecote said...

I knew someone would pop out of the woodwork sooner or later to be a right pain in the arse about it. My only mistake was assuming they would be anonymous.

I take it he is equally judgemental in real life, or is he a cowardly twat away from the keyboard? (oops, sorry Krishgm)

Anonymous said...

It made me laugh but I wasn't surprised it offended a few cunts.
Did he say it to sound down with the people or was it a genuine slip?
Either way it offended a few people who need more of that sort of therapy so does it really matter?

Anonymous said...

When I read your heading, I thought he'd mentioned England and the democratic deficit or something!

Simon Fawthrop said...

But your aren't defending Cameron per se, you are pointing out that free speech exists, even for twats like Cameron. And that cunts like Krishnan Guru whatever don't have the right not to be offended.

Rob said...

This outrage was purely tactical. People who think it is courageous and transgressive to say "cunt" on children's TV are miraculously transformed into Mary Whitehouse when the Tory leader says a mildly rude word.

Anonymous said...

In my dictionary, Twitter is defined as: haiku for morons.

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