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2 definitions by kennygetmezantac

 
1.
bus driver's nickname for people, mainly old or hard-of-walking, who have to get off the bus backwards, hence like a deep-sea diver would get off a boat.

now becoming a rare site due to the widespread use of low-floor, easy access buses. but can still be witnessed on the odd bus route operated with step-entrance buses, or coaches. national express seem to get a lot of this particular type of passenger.

generally these people will be the first to get up, and will be waiting by the door as the bus arrives at their stop. they will then proceed to turn around and move extremely slowly, whilst other exasperated passengers stand patiently waiting, wondering why he/she couldn't have just waited for everyone else to get off first.
"sorry I'm late, i had one of them bastard deep-sea divers holding me up, taking her time to get off"

"we've had a complaint. you apparently didnt stop to pick up Mrs. xxxxx this morning"
"thats because she's a deep-sea diver, and i was running late"
by kennygetmezantac August 21, 2011
 
2.
In the UK, bus driver's nickname for concessionary (bus) pass holders. Mainly, but not exclusively, old people.

The majority of concessionary passes are only valid after 9:30am weekdays. However, most old folk seem to think its ok to try anyway and attempt to board before they are entitled to.

Not only does this inconvenience regular, fare-paying passengers who already have to deal with overcrowding in the morning rush-hour, but it is also extremely frustrating for the bus driver, who keeps having to stop and tell them that yes, they are too early.

constantly repeated, the words "too" and "early" merge to become "twirly"
"the usual bloody twirly's were out again this morning"
"what, and you made them wait, for the sake of a couple of minutes?"
"dead right, balls to 'em, they're old, how important can it be that they absolutely must get to where they're going as early as they think they can get away with?"

*pissing with rain, freezing cold winter morning, 9:28am*
"you're twirly, you will have to pay at this time"
"oh, never mind then, i'd rather wait half an hour for the next bus and save myself 80p"
*gets back off bus into freezing cold piss rain"

"no, love. you're too early"
*drives to next stop*
"sorry, you're too early"
*drives to next stop*
"too early, im afraid"
*getting pissed off, drives to next stop*
"twirly"
*drives to next stop*
"twirly"
by kennygetmezantac August 21, 2011