He’s done it again.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has once again proven he’s a fan of subtle profanity during a Friday morning appearance on the Today show.
While chatting to Karl Stefanovic and Shadow Transport Minister Anthony Albanese, Mr Pyne may have used one of the oldest tricks in the book to call Mr Albanese a c-word on air.
“See you with a new leader next week,” Mr Albanese said of the rumoured Liberal spill at the conclusion of the interview.
“See you next Tuesday,” Mr Pyne retorted.
Cue shock and awe.
For those still confused, “see you next Tuesday” is a popular euphemism for the expletive “c**t”, something Mr Pyne is no stranger to.
The phrase is also a clever nod to the fact that the Liberal party’s first meeting of the year is set to take place next Tuesday amid speculation Prime Minister Tony Abbott could be ousted as leader.
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We’re not entirely sure if that’s Education Department approved.
A cut back to the studio revealed shocked hosts Karl Stefanovic and Lisa Wilkinson, still reeling from the sneaky jab.
“We’re all a little bit shocked,” Mr Stefanovic said.
“A little bit shocked by what Christopher Pyne just said,” Ms Wilkinson agreed.
“Looks like it’s on,” Mr Stefanovic replied.
It sure does: