For many years, tweets were limited to just 140 characters. Then in 2017, they decided to up the limit to 280.
Interestingly though, they found that in beta testing, most people still preferred to keep the messages shorter even with more real estate allowed. Seems that the entire appeal of Twitter is in the brevity, whether that’s in the service of a pithy social statement or just a dumb joke.
Here, briefly, are ten short tweets that are definitely dumb jokes.
10. Inside out
A modern rendition of the scream.
Me thanking the UPS guy from inside my apartment pic.twitter.com/t3IkCkylYp
— Luke Mones (@LukeMones) July 31, 2020
9. Knife to meet you
Yanno, I think I could take a stab at cooking too.
My family stopped complaining about dinner after my new knife set came in. I think it really improved my cooking. pic.twitter.com/lYJ0KsOKOD
— S A R A B U C K L E Y (@nottheworstmom) July 26, 2020
8. Sleep with me
That’s not your fellow, that’s your pillow.
You think you can make me happy?
Are you 8 hours of sleep?
— exhausted mom (@hardasamother) July 12, 2020
7. Time flies
Ah, Hollywood. Where 27 years olds are teenagers and 40 year olds are ancient.
can't believe that as a child Grease had me thinking that these guys were teenagers pic.twitter.com/SI0w9VNWYY
— nikki (@nicolawaite8) January 30, 2020
6. Speaking my language
It’s like they say, communication is key.
my ex was bilingual she spoke english and to other dudes
— mikey BADMON (@mikeythedisrupt) September 12, 2019
5. The best part of waking up
It’s a late start, but it’s still a start, I guess?
“Ahh, I showered, had coffee, brushed teeth, time to start my day” -me at 7:45pm
— Alyssa Limperis (@alyssalimp) July 20, 2020
4. Oh hi doggy
The dog will never say anything stressful or disappointing back.
I feel way more comfortable saying hi to a dog than saying hi to the person walking it
— Janet Forklift (@janetforklift) February 25, 2019
3. Shelf help
You don’t have to be well read to put this one together.
A book just fell on my head. I guess I only have my shelf to blame
— David Burton (@Phishtitz) October 31, 2009
2. Technically speaking
The best KIND of correct.
Technically, your wife is your ex-girlfriend
— Brandon Zielinski (@sotoledogrease) January 21, 2015
1. Terrible lizards
This tweet has absolutely made my day in ways I can’t even explain.
It's a good thing we named most of the dinosaurs like a hundred years ago when all we were into was mythology and speaking Latin, if they just learned about dinosaurs now and had to name 100s there'd be a Heckin Chonkosaurus and a Northern Thicc Scaleyboy
— ℳatt (@matttomic) December 3, 2019
In the spirit of what makes twitter great, we’ll keep it brief and end it there. Just ten little random messages tailor-made by strangers to make us giggle. Hope that short trip has brightened your day!
Who are your favorite people on Twitter right now?
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