On one hand, it can be a bunch of spoilt idiots, trying to destroy their own political party with childish in-fighting. On the other it is a violent and bloody military takeover of a government.
In recent weeks we have seen both. The rather dull Labour Party coup and the frightening military one in Turkey. The result is a country divided on how the word ‘coup’ should be pronounced.
“When I saw the word ‘coup’ in the Sun, the word in my head rhymed with soup,” explained Logan Logon, a grout salesman from Barnsley. “It wasn’t until I heard Kay Burley on Sky news say it so it rhymed with ‘moo’ that I realised I must have looked a bit of a nob, when I was talking about it down the pub.“
“Even now, when I read it, in my head it sounds like chicken coop. But it least now, when I say it out loud, I use the correct version and don’t sound like a dick” he added.
Pig-headed Daily Mail reader, George Turdwine was not so receptive.
“I say words how I see them, and not how someone else tells me too. I just don’t care. My teenage daughter’s friend is called Niamh. Last time she came round I made it my business to keep calling her ‘Neve’. I kept making a big thing of it until she started to cry and ran home. That’s the sort of person I am,” he told us, grinning to himself like a twat.
“I make no attempt to pronounce foreign words correctly either. Champagne is ‘Sham Pag Ne’ and no French person is going to tell me otherwise,” he shouted, stomping his feet like a three year old.
Meanwhile, both coups that have occurred in recent weeks, have turned out to be a bit shit.