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What's a 'cockwomble'?

According to the Urban Dictionary, 'cockwomble' is derogatory British slang for a person, usually male, who is prone to making outrageously stupid statements and-or inappropriate behaviour while having a very high opinion of their own wisdom and importance.

The word is also a surefire attention grabber.

That's why lawyer, podcaster and former Liberal Party of Canada president (1998-2003) Stephen LeDrew called Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a cockwomble in a recent opinion column he wrote for Postmedia newspapers, including the National Post, Toronto Sun, Ottawa Citizen, Montreal Gazette, Vancouver Sun, The Province, Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal.

</who>Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, is a cockwomble, according to lawyer, podcaster, opinion columnist and former Liberal Party of Canada president Stephen LeDrew, right.

The headline for the column was 'Trudeau has brought Canadians to the tipping point.'

In the column, LeDrew wrote: "The English have the perfect word to describe our prime minister -- a cockwomble! To save you the time in looking it up, here it is (then he gives the dictionary definition). Does that not perfectly capture our prime minister?"

The Brits certainly have a way with their slang.

Other examples that always elicit a chuckle are: knob (idiot), plonker (idiot), tosser (someone who doesn't have it all together), gormless (slow-witted), daft (stupid or silly), blimey (my goodness) and bollocks (damn).

As a word, cockwomble is somehow rude, dirty, shocking, confusing and funny all at the same time.

That's why NowMedia Group just had to reach out to Stephen LeDrew to talk to him about cockwombles, Trudeau and where Canada as a country is and where it should be going.

Listen to the full interview here:



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