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August 03, 2006

Etymology of "Twit"

Damn. I noticed for the first time "twit" was just "nitwit" without the "ni." Thought maybe it was some silly British slang, or that Cockney rhyming slang that a lot of people think is pretty cool but seems pretty dumb to me.

Ohhh, "tea and scones" is another way to say "dead man's bones" which is itself slang for...

Shut. Up. Take your tea and scones and stick them up your shucking bass.

Any rate. What I was saying before about maybe "twit" deriving from "nitwit"?

It doesn't. Not even close.

It comes from the Anglo-Saxon ætwitan, "to blame."

Nuts. I hate it when I have completely out-of-my-ass a-half-second-of-reflection moronthoughts and then they turn out to be 100% wrong.


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