What does Hashtag President Bawbag mean?
This weekend a new hashtag appeared across social media, it is related to the American president Donald Trump.
The word is Bawbag and the hashtag is President Bawbag, in this Smart Language Solutions blog I will answer the question; what does Hashtag President Bawbag mean?
I will also explain where the word Bawbag comes from.
Before you read the blog BE AWARE this blog uses some vulgar words and phrases, if you are easily offended please do not read this blog post.
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What happened in Europe in December 2011?
On 8th of December 2011 a very large extratropical cyclone, called Hurricane Freidhelm, struck across the North of Europe.
The hurricane caused a lot of damage in Scotland with winds reaching 188KM (177mph) at times.
It was, in fact, the worst hurricane to hit Scotland in ten years.
What was the slang name of the hurricane?
The official name, Hurricane Freidhelm, was given to the storm by the Free University of Berlin, this is the institute responsible for naming hurricanes that hit Europe.
After the hurricane caused so much damage in Scotland, the people of Scotland started to call the storm by the slang term Hurricane Bawbag.
In fact the name Hurricane Bawbag became so popular Scottish government departments started to use it, Sterling Council used the name Hurricane Bawbag on twitter.
The Chairperson (Convener in Scottish English) of the Environment Committee of the Scottish Parliament, Rob Gibson, used the term on television.
What happened in February 2017 in Edinburgh?
On 11th February 2017 there was a demonstration on the Streets of the Capital City in Scotland, Edinburgh against the policies of President Donald Trump.
The people who were involved in the demonstration used a lot of great Scottish slang to describe Mr Trump, and the insult President Bawbag was picked up by American actor Richard Schiff, who played Toby Ziegler in the TV show “ The West Wing”.
What did American actor Richard Schiff do?
Mr Schiff like the phrase President Bawbag that he started to tweet it in his twitter timeline and in the space of a few days the hashtag #PresidentBawbag became one of the highest trending terms on twitter.
What does Bawbag mean?
Bawbag is Scottish slang for the male anatomy the scrotum.
When Scottish people use the word bawbag to describe a person it means the person is foolish annoying and irritating.
When we use bawbag it is meant to be offensive.
Speaker One – John is the most annoying person I know.
Speaker Two – I agree, I can’t stand him, he is such a bawbag!
Bawbag sounds like the English word “ballbag”, which can be used in the same manner.
Should I use Bawbag or President Bawbag?
We always advise, if you are a non-native English speaker, it is not wise to use English slang.
If you don’t know how to use slang in a natural manner it might sound very rude and offensive to native speakers, even you are only using the slang term for fun.
If you want to use the hashtag President Bawbag, that is your decision, but remember it is a very offensive phrase.
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