Saturday, September 21, 2013
Let a thousand idiots bloom !
Those of us who know what a bunch of fools and liars UKIP are were not surprised by Godfrey Bloom's latest outburst. (NB. Before the Telegraph let you watch Bloom, they make you watch a Gucci advert, the male and female models in which I feel sure have never seen the back of a fridge.) I really want the electorate to have the greatest possible exposure to this bunch before they vote in European elections next year. They will surely self-destruct.
I thought that Bloom was wrong in his use of vituperation because he meant "slattern" when he said "slut", although saying that most women are slatterns would hardly have helped his case. However, my venerable Compact OED (the one you read with a magnifying glass) defines slut firstly as "A women of dirty, slovenly, or untidy habits of appearance; a foul slattern". Only the second definition gives "A woman of a low or loose character; a bold or impudent girl; a hussy, jade". The UKIP woman (yes, they exist !) present at the interview can be heard suggesting that the reporter doesn't understand the difference between slut and slag, obviously a point of doctrinal importance to UKIP. My OED declines to give any definition of slag applicable to a human being. Interesting how history has provided us with so many ways of being rude about women !