Twilf is a relatively obscure slang term by urban standards. However, Twilf is having its moment in the sun thanks to Al Gore and Sarah Palin. ‘Twilf’ was one of the many attacks leveled by Al Gore’s Current TV in a cartoon spoofing Sarah Palin and other conservatives. But the ‘Twilf’ joke is gaining more attention, especially as people scramble to find out what Twilf means, and how it applies to Sarah Palin.
The Twilf accusation was made in a wild cartoon spoof on Current TV, accusing Palin, Glenn Beck and other conservative icons as being carriers of “The Stupid Virus.” It was reported in a cartoon version of NBC’s The Nightly News, in which a picture of a cartoon Palin had the question “Twilf?” under it.
There are three definitions of ‘Twilf’ in the Urban Dictionary. One, of course, is an extension of the famous ‘Milf’ term. Another defines Twilf as “Tweep I’d like to follow”, which doesn’t make sense in this situation. But most conclude that Current TV was calling Sarah Palin a Twilf, because Twilf also means “One who farts in the bathtub and bites the bubbles.”
How they came up with such a description for Palin is uncertain, though many have undoubtedly said worse. At best, that kind of use of the ‘Twilf’ definition is a bit childish – and since Current TV is run by Gore and other liberal elite, one would think they’d have more clever jokes. For good message, the cartoon listed Palin’s Twitter name as “Gun-Ho”
And of course, calling Palin a Twilf is just another chance for her supporters to attack the liberal, anti-Palin establishment. More of that is certain to come soon, since calling Sarah Palin a Twilf comes at a time where she is already set to take over the news.
Her long awaited book “Going Rouge” is finally out in bookstores this week, and she is set to go on a lengthy media blitz to promote it. Today alone, she is finally going on Oprah, after the talk show queen refused to have her on during the elections.
Palin is also on the cover of Newsweek, although they are being attacked for it as well. Newsweek’s cover headline is “How Do You Solve A Problem Like Sarah?’ alluding that she is bad for GOP moderates who won’t tow the ultra-conservative line. As this new wave of Palin exposure begins, debates over how fair the media and the elite are to her, or how out of line she is, is already heating up.
The Twilf joke seems like something out of grade school, although it may well be sophisticated compared to what is said in the weeks to come, on pro and anti-Palin sides.
Urban Dictionary- “Twilf”
Snark Food- “Current TV Calls Sarah Palin a TWILF and Gun-Ho”
Newsweek- “Why Palin Matters To Obama – And to You”