To the uninitiated, Twitter can be a bit of a mine field. It's where memes and news stories are often born and, in many ways, it's a language in and of itself. And then, of course, you've got the specific subculture that is Irish Twitter which is a whole other ball game.
We here at LADBible understand that it can be overwhelming trying to stay on top of a platform that feels like if you blink, you'll miss something crucial. That's why we've put together this nifty guide to the best of what's occurred on Irish Twitter this week - the funniest memes, the hottest takes and the moments that just made us say WT actual F.
So grab a cuppa, sit back and catch up on all the best tweets you might have missed this week, safe in the knowledge you can regurgitate them all to your friends as though they're your original thoughts in the coming week.
LOL - This week's funniest tweets
Look, we don't make the rules. There's no denying there's a bang of fridget off encouraging people to club less.
We may not have a metro train line to the airport for another decade but hey, at least we can enjoy footlong subs to our hearts' content.
can't believe the brits were eating meatball marinaras in 1863 :weary: https://t.co/TPXeStZIuu- john (@jmce95) November 11, 2021
Christ, if we knew then what we know now, we'd have been in the club seven days a week.
Come to think of it, choosing stocking fillers will be a no brainer this year.
Can't wait for the Black Friday deals on antigen tests, girlies.- :star: amy o'connor :star: (@amyohconnor) November 15, 2021
Poor Harry Styles looks less like a former Met Gala host and more like an accountant who awaits the office Christmas party as her one night out a year.
Barbara from accounts walking across the office to ask for them files to be on her desk by 5pm pic.twitter.com/v6tiWPmHRw- Caolán Mc Aree (@Caolanmcaree) November 15, 2021
Won't somebody please think of the children?
People apparently criticising the Aldi banana toy for being "creepy". We think he's lovely, but funnily enough, that's not the first thing I noticed in this photo. I mean, the bearded carrot looks happy... pic.twitter.com/yRjaKlZ0aC- Maïa Dunphy (@MaiaDunphy) November 17, 2021
TBH - The tweets that made us go 'Hmm...'
A very worthwhile point made by blogger Sue Jordan ahead of the launch of 'buy now, pay later' giant Klarna in Ireland. It poses the question - is enough scrutiny is put on platforms like Klarna which typically appeal directly to a young, sometimes teenage, female audience, encouraging them to get into a cycle of debt in the pursuit of the latest fast fashion launch?
Timely reminder as Klarna launches in Ireland that there's not & never will be a makeup palette or fast fashion thread worth going into debt for- Sue Jordan:cherries: (@ItsCherrySue) November 10, 2021
Naturally the topic on everyone's lips this week has been the government's shock announcement of the reinstatement of a midnight curfew for all bars, pubs and nightclubs, essentially closing down many of these businesses during their prime trading hours.
People are up in arms about the decision, and it's hard to argue with those pointing out that it is divorced from science and data (there has been only one reported Covid-19 outbreak linked to a nightclub in the last three weeks).
The SAME amount of people are going to spend the SAME amount of time in nightclubs, bars and restaurants, they're just going to be doing it two hours earlier.- District (@districtmag) November 16, 2021
A common argument made by those against the nightclub curfew is that the government would be better putting effort into subsidising access to anti-gen tests. A box of five tests can cost as high as €30.00 in Ireland - not exactly an affordable options in houses where an entire family may require five tests each should someone in the house test positive.
It's a particularly bitter pill to swallow when you consider our neighbours in the UK can receive a box of seven tests entirely for free from the NHS, as many times as they require.
Can't get my head around the cost of Lateral Flow Tests in Ireland when I can order a box of seven from the UK Government website now for free and they'd be here tomorrow??- Holly:sparkles: (@hollyshortall) November 16, 2021
WTF - An ode to the tweet we just didn't see coming
Nothing could have prepared us for the violence of the genuine debate in the replies to this tweet, arguing over whether or not one should be expected to... purchase their own birthday cake and bring it into the office for their colleagues.
Let there be no grey area on this matter - we are firmly in opposition to this.
on this, my thirty sixth birthday, i would like to reiterate that it is weird that english people do that thing where you have to bring your own cake to the office on your birthday. no no no no. no. you have misunderstood. you bring me cake. obviously.- The author, Séamas O'Reilly (@shockproofbeats) November 10, 2021
Featured Image Credit: Brett Jordan on Unsplash
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