David Cameron: offensive?
Has the Conservative leader made a twit of himself?
29 Jul 09

Is this
a) inappropriate
b) offensive
c) funny
d) harmless
e) all of the above
f) none of the above

Ofcom’s not sure:
Twat: Very polarising; female sexual anatomy word; offensive esp. to British Asian females and some women from other groups, but many esp. men think it is an everyday word and quite mild.

Cameron’s apologised, just in case.

By Padraig Reidy

Padraig Reidy is the editor of Little Atoms and a columnist for Index on Censorship. He has also written for The Observer, The Guardian, and The Irish Times.