The comedy of Twitter can be boiled down to one simple principle: “Brevity is the soul of wit.” You probably already know that’s a Shakespeare quote, but what you might not know is that he wrote it for the character of Polonius in Hamlet, and Polonius is a jabbering fool who never stops talking, so it’s sort of an ironic joke.

I gotta imagine Shakespeare would have appreciated Twitter, then, with its combination of witty brevity and meaningless gab. Too bad we can’t show him these examples. He might have found them really inspiring.

10. My name’s probably Chad, and I’m here to say…

9. Aging like fine milk

8. It’s called “bungried”

7. I’m having a hell of a weak-day

6. It’s just my journey

5. Safety first

4. I’m not like the other girls

3. Just need a little tenderness

2. Times are tough, you know?

1. We need baseball stats for influencers

Yeah, I think it’s safe to say Shakespeare would be pretty impressed by those tweets. As he once said, “Don’t trust quotes you see on the internet.”

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