Twitter: what’s in a name?

by Lee Hopkins on January 28, 2008 · 4 comments

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I’m fresh back from my jolly vacance en famille, and what comes bouncing delightfully into my inbox but a request from that doyenne of Canadian communication, the exquisite Donna PepsiCola.

The Divine Ms D has asked me to make mention of a new game that’s been started by Brian ShalerAcronyms.

There’s various good acronyms on various topics (e.g. TGIF: Tarty Grandma Is Flirting, by Gabrielle Adams) but Ms D pointed me to the definitions (five pages of them, no less) of ‘Twitter’.

Some of the contributions are bordering on the completely stupid, but here’s some of the gems I uncovered:

  • Twits Writing Incessantly To Talk Ever Rambunctiously
  • TCP/IP Working Interminably To Trivialize Everyone’s Ruminations
  • The Writing Instrument for Texting Temporal Electronic Revelations
  • Twitter Was Invented To Track Everyday Reactions
  • To Witness Indiscriminant Typing To Everyone Reading
  • To Waste Insane Time Telling Everyone Rubbish
  • Tainted Web Intercourse That Touts Easy Rhetoric

There are plenty more, but I ran out of the will to live read any more of them.

And a tip of the Akubra to Luke Armour for pointing me to a gem of a Twitter profile.

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  • http://brianshaler.com/blog/ Brian

    Thanks for writing about the game! I started it last week and the level of response so far has been great. In 7 days, my poor ‘replies’ feed has seen almost 500 Twitter updates fly through it.

  • http://brianshaler.com/blog/ Brian

    Thanks for writing about the game! I started it last week and the level of response so far has been great. In 7 days, my poor ‘replies’ feed has seen almost 500 Twitter updates fly through it.

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