As the old saying goes: “If you can’t take the heat, get off Twitter, because somebody’s gonna bring the heat in the form of a reply that’s gonna get lots of retweets and attention, and then won’t YOU look like a fool with your heat-not-being-able-to-stand-self just sitting there on that microblogging website.”

Or…I don’t know, it goes something like that.

At any rate, the ancient adage is certainly true, as evidenced by these ten hot replies.

10. Doesn’t measure up

The fact that this tweet is from/about my hometown makes me feel doubly proud-shamed.

9. Read the room

How are you gonna tell a prolific author they don’t know how words work?

8. Say Watt?

Once again, the jocks get all the cool stuff…

7. Why Musk you be this way

Dang, two Elon tweets in a row.

6. Exception that proves the rule

You didn’t just walk into this, you hopped on a rocket and blasted in.

5. No accounting for taste

How lo can you go?

4. A dated reference

I think it’s time we saw other formats.

3. Getting cheesy

For context: Chris Pietschmann is a programmer who has worked for Microsoft.

2. I choose you!

Not sure how best to defend against this fire-type reply.

1. I’ll be your number one with a bullet

Pretty unlikely anybody would come up with a better response, I’ll tell ya that.

God bless Twitter and its endless armies of people just waiting to come up with something clever to say in response to some other thing someone else thought was clever. This is what the internet was made for.

Who are the funniest people on Twitter, in your opinion?

Tell us in the comments.