There’s a steadfast rule about the internet, and unfortunately not many people know about it, so I’ll repeat it just in case you’re one of those people: do not say things on the internet unless you know what you are talking about.
As it stands, lots of people who don’t know what they’re talking about, still go ahead, stomping along, blinkers on, pants down, beer in hand and say something on the internet. Out loud. Everyone can see it. There it is: nonsense on the internet with their name right next to it.
And then what happens?
Well, the internet responds. The internet minions, like so many meerkats, pop their heads up, pull their keyboards and phones out, and also proceed to say things on the internet. Only in this case, a lot of them do know what they’re talking about, and so hilarity ensues.
This very thing happened yesterday (and today), when Edwina Currie (Celebrity Come Dine With Me) tappy-toppy-tapped her fingers on some letters and then pressed “Tweet”:
How can "3 million UK children be going hungry in the holidays" when there's a national epidemic of child obesity? Eh?— Edwina Currie (@Edwina_Currie) April 24, 2017
I mean, the silly thing she’s done there is immediately obvious to most people, but just in case you can’t see the problem, let me introduce you to the denizens of the information superhighway, and their wondrous clapbacks:
The thing is Edwina, there's actually quite a lot of children in the UK and they don't all live in the same house.— Andrew Ellis (@Ellis_Samizdat) April 24, 2017
Well done, internet, as usual.
There was even time for a classic zinger:
But she didn't get where she got to in Parliament with her brains though. She had other talents.— Books from the Past (@grahamcather1) April 25, 2017
Anyway, I’m off now, got to do an hour of research before I do my next tweet – got one planned about 18th century Neoclassicism art that’s gonna bang I reckon.