Music: I been lovin Brothers by The Black Keys and the Mos Dub remix album by Max Tannone. Phoenix Foundation's Buffalo has really grown on me over the last few months too and is getting a lot of play at ours at the mo (including regular requests from our resident 2yr old?!)
TV: Glad Misfits got a 2nd series. Can't remember if I've seen up to 3 or 4 so far, but it is nicely refreshing viewing. Not quite sold on The Walking Dead thus far, has some good points but stretches the rules of its 'world' quite a bit after treating them quite seriously in the same episode. Hanging out for Being Human S03 next year & HBO production of George Martin fantasy book Game of Thrones being shot in Ireland at present.
Film: though fests were a little underwhelming for me this year some great fare still to be consumed. Exit Through the Gift Shop was as fun as the little seen Russian Lessons was devastating. David Michôd's Animal Kingdom reminds, in its sparseness, of Hillcoat/Cave's The Proposition from 05. And for the trash quotient Ant Timpson screened the mind boggling, excellently awful Gone With the Pope rescued from its cinematic grave by Grindhouse Releasing only this year. This was like 5 confounding exploitation shorts all crammed into one head trip feature - an experience that remains one of the highlights of my year...but whether it can be called cultural or not, who can say!?
I would suggest a useful twatcock shortening cum sanitisation - should you feel the situation, or your tender sensibilities require it - would be the simple twaco. This could be pronounced in line with whacko or loco or even taco; whichever suits your oral/aural fancy really.
As for collective nouns so many good ideas. One more: how about a coming of twatcocks? Too crude? I think it hits on a number of levels. For one, going along with Tom's "objectionable fool" definition, twatcocks are often known by their unseemly verbal & social emissions...
I go away from the internet for a day, and I win stuff. And it is booze! W00t!
Sooo jealous of you all! The tide is a dram away from being completely out at my house and unfortunately Christmas budget doesn't leave me room to entice it back in. Consequently I was hoping, in vain, of a random draw or even that my starting of pronunciation debate might warrant one of those Whisky Galore bottles. Oh well, I shall taste your medicinal sweetness again in good time my precious...
I’m seeing a nice Dr. Seussian dichotomy...
"Hot twats twatting hatted cocks..."
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The iPad could be a contender for Tool of the Year. There’d be a bit of competition, mind.
I'd say an ex-breakfast presenter would be well in the running for Tool of the Year and just like that we're back to twatcock.
As general obscenity goes, no. I mean, it’s no f*&knuckle. Or knobend, even.
I've become somewhat partial to knob satchel (effectively inferring that the insulted has a contraceptive personality!), an expression I have only ever heard from my flatmate - though he's from the Waikato and I generally try to be just passing through.
[No offence intended Waikato. It's not you, it's me...]
Looks like we've opened up a right old can of twatcock! I guess twatcock truly is in the mouth of the orator...
Arguably, a twatcock comes pre-vajazzled.
One small sentence for [a] (wo)man, one giant 'leap' for (wo)mankind #toomanymeanings!
I'm all for twatcock...i mean, i like it...i mean ummm... </abort>
Tom: can you provide a pronunciation guide please?
Being introduced to the word "twat" at intermediate school in my Invercargill phase (I know, we all go through one don't we) the "a" was pronounced like an "o" as in "hot". In my adult life - such as it has been to date - I have mostly heard the "a" pronounced as in "hat". Personally I prefer the sound of the latter but thought I would seek out the authoritative sounding so that my out loud musings re P**l H***y will be accurate. #thanks