Monday, July 14, 2008

Biffo Cowen

Talking about the Lisbon Treaty reminds me of the unfortunate new Irish Taoiseach, Brian Cowen. A pretty uninspiring man in most ways, he does, however, have the finest nickname of any serving head of state. He's known as Biffo Cowen - a name that has a certain something in and of itself. But it's when you find out what Biffo stands for that it's true genius becomes apparent.
Because the most exalted Irishman today has a nickname that stands for Big Ignorant Fucker From Offaly. Superb.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

and the Gombeen man par excellence.

11:27 am  
Blogger Tim J said...

Although that applied equally (if not more so) to his predecessor

4:27 pm  

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