Kate Moss describes being given nickname 'wagon' not knowing what it actually means
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Without a little bit of context, some people - particularly the Irish - would be surprised to hear Kate Moss refer to herself as a 'wagon'.
Yes, the world-famous supermodel has gone by the nickname 'wagon' for years.
On social media, you'll often see Kate's famous pal Naomi Campbell refer to her as 'wagon' or 'little wagon' as an endearing pet name, but she'd probably stop pretty quickly if someone told her what it actually means.
Explaining the nickname to British Vogue, Kate said: "We were in Ireland and we got a little bit tipsy at a wedding and I think in Irish, 'wagon' is 'drunk'?
"So basically, we were all wagons. During that time we were all doing shows, drinking a load of champagne, and calling each other wagon."
Only, that's not what 'wagon' means at all, and it's not the sweet nickname she thinks it is.
In fact, it would seem that somebody at that Irish wedding wasn't too fond of Kate at all.
If you're not familiar with the slang term, let me - your designated Irish guide - fill you in.
In Ireland, the term 'wagon' is especially reserved for people, typically women, who are particularly nasty, annoying, or unpleasant.
And it's not even one of those rude terms that are sometimes used in a playful, teasing manner. It's actually just a stone-cold insult.
If you'd like a British equivalent, it's pretty much like calling someone a 'cow'.
That's why Irish people were so amused when Kate proudly referred to herself as a 'wagon' on British Vogue, and they can't help but wonder who lied to her.
"Someone’s done Kate dirty there," commented one Irish native.
"I wanna know who called them wagons and told them that's what it meant," wrote a second.
"I need to know whose mother was feeding Kate Moss lies in the residents bar at this wedding," tweeted a third.
Well, I think I can tell you exactly whose mother it was - Eve, Elijah, Joran and John Hewson's mother, Ali.
Naomi Campbell, who was also dubbed the nickname 'wagon' during her visit to Ireland, can shed some further light on this.
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Naomi, who was once engaged to U2's Adam Clayton, revealed that it was Bono's wife Ali Hewson who gave them the nicknames.
"Kate was little wagon, Christy [Turlington] was the original wagon and I was black wagon," she recalled.
Asked why Ali referred to them as wagons, Naomi replied: "It's because... we're wagons. Because we're naughty, we enjoy our life, we laugh, just girls having fun."
So now that's all cleared up, only one question remains.
Who's going to tell them?
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Topics: Kate Moss, Celebrity, Ireland