Letters to The Hobbledehoy: “Twat”

Steven writes to The Hobbledehoy:


“Is there an alternative British meaning to the word: “twat?” or is it the same over here? the [Trump] essay is brilliant until the very last line.”

Interesting question, Steven. I do believe that expression is used far more extensively in Britain than in the U.S. The wonderful Scottish singer Shirley Manson discusses her use of the word ‘twat’ and other swear words here.

I myself use the expression only occasionally, and exclusively in reference to men.

What do you think? Please post your comment

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2 thoughts on “Letters to The Hobbledehoy: “Twat”

  1. I’m Swiss, so by no means should you take my opinion seriously. I only EVER use this word for men, and I have no idea why. Apart from her really heavy swearing, I enjoyed yr reference to S.Manson 🙂

  2. ‘Twat’ was being used 65 years ago in the American Midwest to refer to the female pudenda. I think I laughed out loud the first time I heard it.

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