Hashtag Madness (Limerick)

Please relax Cher fans — Cher is still alive:

Legions of Twitter users were fooled into thinking the pop singer had passed after people began posting about late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher under the hashtag #nowthatcherisdead.

Hashtag Madness (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

“Nowthatcherisdead” — hashtag blur
Has created one hell of a stir:
Dear fans of Ms. Cher,
Who’ve read “news” you can’t bear:
Cher’s alive. Thatcher’s dead. As you were!

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11 Responses to “Hashtag Madness (Limerick)”

  1. Bob Dvorak says:

    Well, my classic pun doesn’t fit the meter very well, but I’ll toss it in anyway… (I could probably do better but I haven’t the ambition at the moment. The late-nighters will understand.)

    “I’ve a sister,” she said with a grin –
    “We’re identical, always have been.
    We were taught very young,
    In hymns that were sung,
    That ’twas ‘Cher and Cher alike,’ to begin.”

  2. brian miller says:

    ha. an interesting thing here in the digital age, they know you are dead before it ever happens…smiles.

  3. Fun as usual, Mad. I always know where to go when I need a smile and a spirit-lift!

  4. You are fun! A nice respite sandwiched in between some sober musings.

  5. I meant somber not sober.

  6. ninotaziz says:

    Dear Madeleine,
    I found the tomfoolery here before it got to me. That’s how fast the internet is. You squash it as it goes viral!

  7. heidi says:

    Funny! I had heard that there was a Cher rumour, but I didn’t know how it started. I had to read the hashtag twice before I got it.

  8. kkkkaty says:

    Love it, Madeleine! Rhythm and sound and content all in one perfect little package..

  9. Sara V says:

    It’s all in how you read it–excellent limmerick Mad! :-)

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone!