Inspired by this use of “pelican”
I don’t mind it as a general concept but as a Twitter Thing it sets my teeth on edge a bit.
I suppose you would have to be pretty exceptional to qualify for an astronaut training programme, so referring to someone as a space cadet seems a lot more complimentary than I think it is usually meant to be.
Think the placards with these on from home county wine mums at protest are brilliant. So cool
Fan of the ole ‘potato’.
Just call someone a dickhead
Pretty ableist connotations with this now as far as I can tell.
This was a big thing on DiS for a while wasn’t it, lots of “you hatstand” and what have you.
Isn’t that a drug reference? They’re on another planet, kinda vibe? Urban Dictionary: space cadet
Yeah and adding “pal” to the end of a slightly wry comment to make it sound more aggressive.
Are you a ‘pelican’ or a ‘pelicunt’
Please be quiet, bumpigeon
It’s funny because it’s not a word you would usually use as an insult
Mr Cunt, Esq.
You silly sausage
As a group tutor sometimes I have to restrain myself from telling a group of gcse age teenagers they’re acting like dickheads so use more gentle collective nouns like “clowns” and “year 7s”