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Etymology of the meaning "foolish or annoying person"?Edit
- Probably from the verb. Not twat+clit, anyhow: those words are too recent and far more overtly sexual in meaning. Equinox ◑ 19:13, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
- Answer it arises from the term 'to Twitter' which means to chatter inanely, borrowed by the Twitter organization for social media. ie "Stop twittering man!" it has no sexual connotations whatsoever. It is mentioned in many old novels from the Victorian era in this context a person who twitters is called a twit and is therefore foolish.
The Oxford Handbook of Victorian Literary Culture Darwin and Dickens to the uninitiated can stand in for 'the Victorian' in a way that belies the much more heterogeneous literary culture of the Victorians. The pairing of Darwin and ... naturalists of the period. He does so in order to contrast the 'timid, twittering' professional scientist with the manly 'open air natural history' of Rumplestiltskin01 (talk) 09:13, 7 May 2018 (UTC)