Victoria Coren Mitchell - Writer, Broadcaster & Poker Player

Europlonkers and surrendered wives

Sunday, 10 May 2009

My mother says I’ve been swearing too much in my column lately. She’s going to hate this one.

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MarkP at 7:32 pm on May 11th, 2009

I think twat is a much underestimated swear word. I have a colleague at work who will catch you with an evil eye and spit out a TWAT with all the impact of any of the more commonly used swear words.

malc at 11:16 am on May 12th, 2009

I`m extremely shocked that YOU with your intelligence had to use the words” twat” and “twattiishness” (is that really a word).
I expect it from some teenaged girl with no education!
But not from you!
I also thought it was abit sexist!

joeking at 9:28 am on May 15th, 2009

Interesting word ‘nincompoop’

I haven’t seen it often - it looks funny, weird. Most apt.

I recently read ‘Practical Poker Math’, can you tell it’s American? Well in there they use the word ‘boat’. Now, I’ve never heard this in the context of poker. A boat is a full house - weird. What has a boat got to do with a full house? What the hell has 3 and 2 of something got to do with either a house or a boat?
Anyway, the book ain’t bad, simpler to understand than the mind warping ‘The Mathematics of Poker’

Victoria Coren

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