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What exactly is a cockwomble?

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Chris S, 31 Jan 2012.

  1. Chris S

    Chris S Über Member

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    Other insults are fairly self-explanatory but this one is a little obscure.
     
  2. mickle

    mickle schmickle

    If you have to ask.... etc.
     
  3. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    Not Madame Cholet, that's for sure!
     
  4. yello

    yello kiwi fruit

    Location:
    France
    You'd have to ask the originator of the expression for their intended meaning. To me, it sounds like a general purpose form of abuse.

    However, if we were going to be deconstructive about it one could start by asking what we know about wombles. What are they known for?

    Basically, they wander unseen across Wimbledon common collecting rubbish (the everyday things that people leave behind.... or something like that). So generally, some kind of secretive public area activity.

    Then consider our notions of 'cock'. Clearly it could relate to fowl or poultry, but equally to the male sexual organ (also used for urinating). Add those senses to our knowledge of wombles.... and the idea that is most alive to us, the sense we most clearly have is that of something akin to a.... chicken herder. QED.

    A cockwomble is a chicken herder.
     
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  5. Kestevan

    Kestevan Veteran

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    It's a less sweary f*ckMuppet
     
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  6. biggs682

    biggs682 keep the steal its the real thing

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    its uncle bulgarias long lost stepson
     
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  7. yello

    yello kiwi fruit

    Location:
    France
    But who killed him? Who killed Cock Womble?
     
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  8. BigonaBianchi

    BigonaBianchi One day at a time smell the Roses taste the Wine

    wombles are pack animals, and like most pack animals they operate a pack hierachy. The head honcho womble carries the rank of Cock...hence 'cock womble'..obvious really.
     
  9. Reiver

    Reiver Veteran

    Somebody in charge of a department of a local authority.
     
  10. accountantpete

    accountantpete Lycra Lout

    The answer to Tobermory's question "what's that up my **** Great Uncle Bulgaria?"
     
  11. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Age is just a number.

    Location:
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    someone who aspires to be as bright as a f*ckwit but is generally harmless to others. F*ckwits wreak havoc on those around them.
     
  12. Anyone who disagrees with you on an internet forum.
     
  13. Noodley

    Noodley Guest

    I keep them and even I dare not know their true purpose and meaning...
     
  14. Rockymountain

    Rockymountain Just resting

    Perhaps an example will help.......Mr Fred the Shred
     
  15. skudupnorth

    skudupnorth Veteran

    Location:
    Astley,Manchester
    I love that word !
     
  16. Peteaud

    Peteaud Veteran

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  17. jayonabike

    jayonabike Powered by caffeine

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    Hertfordshire
    arseflump:laugh:
     
  18. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Age is just a number.

    Location:
    Da 'Sham
    Nope. He is a f*ckwit ****.
     
  19. Shaun

    Shaun Founder Staff Member

    Take it easy guys ... don't get too carried away eh!! :thumbsup:
     
  20. Mad Doug Biker

    Mad Doug Biker Bikeoholics Anonymous

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    I always thought that it was some sort of Willy Warmer, traditionally from a certain t*nnis realated town in Surrey.

    I think the original versions were knitted.
     
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