Binky Spitter




Trent Reznor had a fit in public over how he was treated at the Reading Festival, and it prompted a response from Biffy Clyro that I needed to have translated for me.

Simon Neil said that Reznor 'spat his dummy out' and thereby ended the discussion by giving the best possible spin on what happened. Some American bands do tend to show up at British festivals and react with horror when they're told that they are playing in the early afternoon, well before bands that no one in the U.S. has ever heard of but have massive followings in Europe. Some take it in stride and some fail to comprehend how something called Biffy Clyro could be a bigger draw.

Anyway, the phrase breaks out like this:
Spit the Dummy ... is childish, like a baby spitting out its dummy in a tantrum and refusing to be pacified.
For the Brits and the Australians (and a few others), a dummy is what they call a pacifier; the term I am most familiar with is binky.

Reznor is a binky spitter, in other words. I think that's the phrase we should adopt. Binky Spitter.