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Men just can't take the mickey like our Twink

SHE ONCE told me she still gets women beeping their horns to catch her attention at traffic lights, to give her the thumbs up. "Fair play Twink," they'll say. "You were dead right to tell him what do with his oboe."

They are of course referring to the infamous 'Zip Up Your Mickey' message that Adele left for her ex-hubby David Agnew.

She embraced the leaking of this message so much that she even ended up ordering 'Zip Up Your Mickey' paraphernalia from the internet. Mugs, T-shirts, fridge magnets, the lot.

Technically he couldn't. Zip up any part of his anatomy, that is. She meant for him to keep his trousers zipped up. But she was in such a rage at the time that she said ... well, you get the point. He most certainly did.

And while she probably had men feeling as insecure as they did after Fatal Attraction, with a dial of 171, Twink became the poster girl for wronged women.

Or at least middle-aged women who felt they devoted a life to their husband and children only to be traded in for a younger model.

But if the reverse happened, as in, if a man left a similar message for a woman, what would people say about the awful words used to describe an innocent newborn baby? Would you give the thumbs up to a man who called a woman the equivalent of a 'fat, bald middle-aged d*** head'.

But that's girl power these days. It seems that you can say almost anything you like about white middle aged men and you'll get the 'you go girl' rally from everyone.

I am looking forward to Twink's autobiography. I'll just have to steel myself if it's as cinema verite as her voicemails.


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