The Museum of English Rural Life is weirdly prolific on twitter, for a museum. A while ago they had an unexpected mouse guest, and things went about as stupidly as anyone could guess.
The internet really seems to love roasting wanted criminals for their physical attributes (remember Neck Guy?) and this kid is of no exception. The 18-year-old cross-eyed burglar got roasted pretty hard when the Northamptonshire Police department in the UK posted his wanted notice on Facebook.
We almost feel kind of bad for this poor kid, as he can't exactly help that he's cross-eyed, but at the same time, these puns are just too much. They'll definitely make you say, "iris I thought of that one."
English is hard sometimes. Just ask a new learner who can't differentiate between the pronunciation of "rough," "bough," "cough," and "though." For Redditor UniverseProjects' Russian wife, finding the right term for a tape measure was a challenge. Cue the flood of spinoff terms in the comments section of the post, some of which actually make more sense than the original term...
Coca-Cola's Super Bowl ad this year featured a chorus of people singing the classic patriotic tune "America the Beautiful" in a multitude of non-English languages spliced with footage of an ethnically diverse American populace. Some didn't take kindly to the ad's message, taking #cokesucks to Twitter to complain - often in broken, unintelligible English.
Thanks to its second renaissance in the age of social media, GIF has been chosen by Oxford Dictionaries as the 2012 U.S.A. Word of the Year, coinciding with its 25th anniversary since being first introduced by Compuserv in 1987. Image courtesy of Lulinternet.
GIF, verb: to create a GIF file of (an image or video sequence, especially relating to an event).