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6 funny Twitter accounts to follow

6 funny Twitter accountsA good sense of humour is vital when you work from home.

Being able to laugh at the peculiarities of life and work, and above all, at yourself, stops it all becoming too earnest.

I use Twitter to keep up with the news, find good links and connect with new people, all the usual.

But sometimes I get fed up with all that and just want a good laugh. Thank you to the readers who have helped me find 6 funny Twitter accounts to lighten the day:

1. @SoVeryBritish – a wry look at British preoccupations and what we really mean when we’re being oh so polite. Obviously strikes a very large chord – there’s now a book and 54,000 people like the FB page. Favourites:

“Make yourself at home” – Translation: Remain where I can see you and stay out of my cupboards.

Ending an email with “thanks” to let the recipient know you’re trembling with rage.

2. @CatFoodBreath – a Siamese living a cosseted life with Thing One and Thing Two. Well, I had to include a cat, didn’t I? Snippets of feline wisdom and life in the slow lane:

You can’t sleep all day if you don’t start in the morning.

First morning of my long weekend at the Sweater Shelf Inn. Was greeted by rude staff who said: “Why is the cat in here?”

3. @b0ringtweets – the unbelievably dull tweeter with the completely beige avatar and 220,000 followers will make you feel reckless in comparison as you plod on at your home office desk. Recounts hell-raising exploits:

I’ve just put a fork in the knife drawer. That noise you can hear is the rule book being ripped up.

Saturday night has already got a bit mad. Whilst defrosting the freezer, I realised I’d got more peas than originally thought. Carnage.

4. @cluedont – off the wall observations of everyday events. I wish I’d thought of this before our previous neighbour moved out:

I made a dvd montage of movie clips where people very quietly and carefully close doors, then slid it under my neighbour’s door. Too subtle?

Why is ‘needless to say’ always followed by more words?

5. @TlfTravelAlerts – when I first spotted this I hoped that maybe Transport for London had handed over a Twitter account to the staff who write those witty notices alongside the news about delays and repairs. I think not, but this is a quirky take on public transport and commuting:

Monday trundles into the station, wheezing, packed with misery and despair. You have no choice but to get on. Welcome back. Let us commute.

Last night’s storms allowed us to capture enough lightning to keep the Circle line going for the next three weeks at least.

6. @RogerQuimbly Clever one-liners. Many of his best jokes are about Piers Morgan, but I prefer to keep rude words off the blog:

There’s really nothing worse than bad manners. Although genocide comes a close second, I suppose.

Boris Johnson’s full name is Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson, because the vicar sneezed at his christening.

You tend to get used to the style of humour when you follow funny Twitter accounts so I’m always looking for more. What are your favourites?

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  1. Liz says:

    Oh, thank you Judy for making my day. I’ve just followed @SoVeryBritish and spent the last 10 minutes reading old tweets, laughing hysterically and getting very strange looks and confused questions from the boy, who’s off school ill and trying to concentrate on watching Youtube videos while his mother wipes her eyes and tries to get herself under control.

    • Exactly what happened to me when I stumbled on it for the first time (minus the confused child, of course!) They have a cumulative effect, don’t they? And of course it’s all so true, but so close to home you don’t think about it until it’s pointed out.

  2. Thank you for this. I think Twitter is great for this. You can read a 140 characters in a few seconds, have a laugh, and get back to work 🙂

  3. Thanks for helping me pass the last half hour at my desk smiling wryly with the occasional splutter.