Webometric Thoughts

April 16, 2009

Twitter Bathos: When 140 characters are just too many!

Filed under: Clement Freud,Twitter — admin @ 9:37 am

At the moment all my blog posts seem to be about Twitter and take quotations from the OED…nonetheless…bathos:

2. Rhet. Ludicrous descent from the elevated to the commonplace in writing or speech; anticlimax.

Twitter is the darling of the liberal media these days, and when liberal Clement Freud died yesterday it wasn’t surprising that the Guardian chose to inlude a Twitter comment from Stephen Fry. Whilst turning to a Twitter comment may seem a “ludicrous descent”, there are those who manage to contain the whole descent within the 140 character limit:
Maybe there should be a campaign to shorten then length of twitterings.

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