A senior government Minister just either had the world’s most awkward slip of the tongue, or dropped a pretty heavy insult.
Everything was going well, until Albanese, theShadow Minister for Infrastructure and Transport, made a cheeky dig at Pyne over the government’s current leadership crisis.
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“I’ll see you with a new leader next week,” Albanese quipped — a reference to both Pyne’s and Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s insistence that Abbott will still be leader next week.
Quick as a flash, Pyne responded: “See you next Tuesday.”
As anyone who’s ever spent anytime in the a schoolyard knows, the phrase is popularly used as a vulgar slur, as a euphanism for the “c-word”.
Which means that if Pyne intentionally use to phrase, he effectively just called a politician the most potent of swear words on national breakfast television.
Wow. Just wow.
But of course, Minister Pyne has form for this. Maybe Chris Pyne was just tyring to say “grub”? Many viewers weren’t sure which of the two insults he was going for when he insulted Bill Shorten in Parliament last year…