For the uninitiated, the term ‘gammon’ is an insult used to describe ‘white, middle-aged, furious-faced men’ (h/t Urban Dictionary) who get red in the face whenever Brexit and/or immigration come up as a topic.
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A bit dumb, counter-productive and immature? Sure, but it’s also a pretty amusing diss phonetically and because, let’s be real, some of the people it describes genuinely do look like gammon.
Anyway, when UKIP posted about “a very intelligent and articulate man” who had just joined their party, people could hardly believe it when his name was revealed as… DR PETER GAMMONS.
Dr Peter Gammons on why he left the BXP for UKIP.https://t.co/E5zm4C5xfL
— UKIP (@UKIP) September 29, 2019
Cue the trolls, comments and memes:
Nominative determinism strikes again, like Johnson and Cleverly.
— Richard Taylor⚫ (@DharricRolyat) September 29, 2019
Ukip has to be trolling us at this point
— Mike Jeffreys (@MikeJeffreys7) September 29, 2019
Fair: Normal names.
Not Fair: when UKIP actually trolls itself with names like that. pic.twitter.com/AZuaFLpjLj
— ⚖️sɹǝʇʇɐW ǝɔuɐlɐᙠ⚖️ (@XPlusYOver2) September 29, 2019
His UKIP ID photo pic.twitter.com/jcYQDHLUJN
— James Harrington (@JamesH1963) September 29, 2019
Gammons Joining UKIP.
Kind of writes itself, now.
— quitedo (@q1t3d0) September 29, 2019
When is Ray Cist joining the party?
— Corner Flag Enthusiast (@MickMcCarthy92) September 29, 2019
Wait…. this ISNT satire??
— Jim (@JimmyAshdown) September 29, 2019
A man called ‘Gammon’ leaving the BP for UKIP. What delicious irony. He even looks like a big, pink pig. But the ‘applause’ in the hall sounds a bit thin though. No wonder the video doesn’t feature reaction shots.
— Leon Griffiths (@LeonGivesNews) September 29, 2019
You couldn’t make it up. I mean this is the sort of thing the internet was made for, and no one even had to make it up as a bit of satire – it literally happened in real life. What a world.
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