A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

Don’t Get into a Tiswas

“Today Is Saturday: Watch And Smile”

This was a children’s television program on ITV between 1974 and 1982. I never saw it.


in British English

(ˈtɪzˌwɒz) NOUN a state of anxietyconfusion or excitement

Collins English Dictionary

The phrase that I heard was a variation on “Don’t get your knickers in a twist.”

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1 Response to A British Term that has Foreigners Scratching their Heads

  1. cdsmiller17 says:

    Some claim that it is a contraction of ‘it+is+was’. That’s how I’ve always interpreted the word.


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