PUZZLED Scots have asked David Cameron to explain the mystery word in his ‘effing Tories’ comment.
Across the country, people in offices, pubs and shipyards have been wondering what on earth he was trying to say.
Bill McKay, the Edinburgh voter who will decide the referendum, said: “Was he referring to the market town of ‘Epping’, perhaps?”
Downing Street stressed it was ‘perfectly obvious’ what Mr Cameron was saying and there was no need for further clarification.
But McKay added: “On the contrary, I don’t think it’s obvious at all. We’re a bit slow in Scotland. So we need Mr Cameron to go out on the Six O’ Clock News and say the word.
“In a Tartan hat. Just so we know.”
A Downing Street spokesman said: “If Mr McKay thinks the Prime Minister is desperate enough to… all right, he’ll do it.”