The Worldwide Weblog of Donald Pincher

by Joshua Gaskell

Tag: Twitter

Saturday, 4th February 2017

People on Twitter who spell their names all lower-case. To paraphrase Kingsley Amis on people who write onto as one word: I have no great objection, though I have found by experience that no one persistently using lower-case when typing his own name writes anything much worth reading. Amis goes on:

There seems to be a similar connection, or lack of one, between starting lines of verse with a lower-case letter and inability to write a worth-while (not worthwhile) poem.


Tuesday, 1st November 2016

A birthday divination rhyme for Twitter:

Monday’s child has #Motivation,
Tuesday’s too has #Motivation,
Wednesday’s child is full of #Wisdom,
Thursday’s child has got some #Thoughts,
Friday’s child is loving and #Feeling,
Saturday’s outfit at #Night is revealing;
And a child that’s born on a Sabbath #Funday,
Is blithe and bonny, and good and #Gay.

Friday, 19th February 2016

Rehashtag, v.

Pronunciation: /ˌriːˈhaʃtaɡ/
Etymology: < blend of rehash v. + hashtag n.

(On social media websites and applications) to reuse an old hashtag without change or improvement.

Tuesday, 4th August 2015

Tweet of thumb, n.

Pronunciation: /twiːt əv θʌm/
Etymology: < tweet n. + of prep. + thumb n., after word of mouth.

Tweeted utterance, testimony, or communication; spec. (with reference to advertising or promotion): Twitterspherical communication of any kind between individuals (rather than via the mass media).

Friday, 27th March 2015

True Slogans #2

Twitter™ | the worst which has been thought and said in the world

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