Time to say goodbye to these overused Twitter joke formats

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There are not that many ways to make jokes on Twitter. Most jokes follow some kind of viral template — which is (one of) the reasons the platform often feels like a cursed echo chamber.

And, of course, some formats are better than others. Even the good ones — which should have finite shelf lives — tend to overstay their welcome. (Remember the biggest crossover event in history?)

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That is why, despite our trepidation, we gotta call it on the following joke formats. It’s not that they were never good; it’s that they aren’t good anymore. So please stop using them, and we will try to do the same. Read more…

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