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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 Veteran

    Other insults are fairly self-explanatory but this one is a little obscure.
  2. If you have to ask.... etc.
  3. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

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

    yello Guru

    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 Last of the Summer Winos

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

    biggs682 Smile a mile bike provider

    its uncle bulgarias long lost stepson
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  7. yello

    yello Guru

    But who killed him? Who killed Cock Womble?
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  8. BigonaBianchi

    BigonaBianchi Yes I can, Yes I am, Yes I did...Repeat.

    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 Astronaut

    Middle Marches
    Somebody in charge of a department of a local authority.
  10. The answer to Tobermory's question "what's that up my **** Great Uncle Bulgaria?"
  11. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    West Sussex
    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. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    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. Rocky

    Rocky A Scotsman abroad

    Perhaps an example will help.......Mr Fred the Shred
  15. I love that word !