Valentines Day for Twits

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3:30pm, 11th February
The Twits
Roald Dahl's The Twits, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Mr and Mrs Twit think Valentines Day is for, um, twits. So let's take a look at some of their most unromantic moments... (contains spoilers)

As anyone who has read The Twits will know, Mr and Mrs Twit are not the type of people to celebrate Valentines Day. They're far more interested in spending their time playing horrible tricks on each other (and anyone else who has the misfortune of crossing their path.)

If you too think Valentines Day is for Twits, here are a few twit-ish ways to make this day of romance decidedly unromantic...

Mr Twit from Roald Dahl's The Twits, illustrated by Quentin Blake

Gift ideas from Mr Twit

A Giant Skillywiggler

Mr Twit plays a horrible trick on Mrs Twit by planting a frog in her bed, which frightens Mrs Twit so much she runs from the room.

By golly it is a Giant Skillywiggler! It'll bite off your nose.

A Dreaded Shrinks Walking Stick

Mr Twit also makes his wife think she's got the Dreaded Shrinks by adding small bits of wood to her walking stick every day, so she feels like she's getting smaller and smaller.

You've got the Dreaded Shrinks!

Mrs Twit from Roald Dahl's The Twits, illustrated by Quentin Blake
Unromantic dinner suggestions from Mrs Twit

Squiggly Spaghetti


Mrs Twit takes great delight in serving up a lovely meal for her husband one day - spaghetti filled with worms.

It's called Squiggly Spaghetti. It's delicious. Eat it up while it's nice and hot.

And to drink...

Mrs Twit also has a little surprise for her husband when she serves him up his favourite mug of beer. At the bottom of it he finds her glass eye staring back up at him.

I've got eyes everywhere so you'd better be careful.

We do not suggest playing any of these tricks this Valentines Day - but you could channel your inner Twit by downloading this lovely Mr Twit beard...