Cameron and twits and twats

Was very amused by this story:

The leader of the Conservative Party was forced to apologise this morning after swearing twice during a live radio interview.

In an apparent bid to prove that he was not out of touch, appeared on the Christian O’Connell show on Absolute Radio to discuss his life outside Westminster. He turned his satirical fire on the latest internet craze, revealing that he was not on .

“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.”

The problem for David is that there are two meanings for the word twat. One is:

1 (British, offensive, slang) A contemptible and stupid person, idiot. Note this can be used affectionately

The other is:

2 (vulgar, slang) A vagina, pussy, vulva, clitoris

He then also on air used a far more minor swear word:

He told thousands of breakfast show listeners: “The public are rightly, I think, pissed off – sorry, I can’t say that in the morning – angry with politicians.”

And the radio host heard Cameron talking to his press secretary afterwards:

“He said (to her): ’That seemed to go OK.’

“She said: ’Yeah, apart from the language.’

“He said: ’Oh, yeah, pissed, sorry about that, I’m really sorry.’

“She said: ’No, it was the twat.’

“He said: ’That’s not a swear word.’

“His press secretary went: ’It is.”’

I would have liked to have seen his face when she explained exactly what the other meaning of the word was!

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