Yvonne: 140 Characters

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Sheep talking about twitter, keeping messages short, which is difficult for Maureen. Transcript is on the page.

This is #147, first published 27 Mar 17

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The premise for this joke was originally to be about the fact that on Twitter you have to keep messages short. This makes it a bad choice for Maureen who can't spell and can't keep anything short. By the time I'd added in the 'carrotspace' malepropism (which came from listening to something over a bluetooth connection, which skipped and produced the word) and the visual gag about Crow flying into the wind turbine, as if he'd heard the conversation and been distracted, the joke had changed and was about Crow being a gossip. I may still return to the original premise of Maureen getting into a lot of bother trying to tweet.

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Maureen: What does 140 carrotspaces mean?
Yvonne: Character spaces. Have you signed up for Twitter? It means you have to keep your messages short. What have you typed?

Maureen: Typed? I thought 'tweet' meant tell Crow. In a matter of minutes everyone has heard the message.


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