After a radio host and journalist tweeted to ask what British politicians should end their speeches with, Twitter’s imagination went wild.
Julia Hartley-Brewer made the observation that when US politicians end speeches they say “God Bless America”, while French politicians often end with “Long live the Republic, long live France”.
So, she asked what the British equivalent is, and a real diverse range of suggestions came flooding in, from the very well-mannered…
@JuliaHB1 "Could you put the chairs away and switch out the lights, please?"
— Mark Sparrow (@Markgsparrow) April 23, 2017
…to the more outlandish and hilarious.
"Who let the dogs out? WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO, WHO?" https://t.co/afdpedadeI
— David Whitley (@mrdavidwhitley) April 24, 2017
"Unexpected item in the bagging area" https://t.co/Iyz4PUPHui
— Gavin Whenman (@GavinWhenman) April 23, 2017
Then there were suggestions that were so typically British it hurts.
— Mo (@HollingsheadMo) April 23, 2017
— John Kneeland (@SirKneeland) April 23, 2017
Obviously, tea got a mention too.
— David Fisher (@worldnoteurope) April 23, 2017
As did the great British institution that is EastEnders.
— Daniel Jackson (@Danoogie) April 23, 2017
Well played, Twitter. Well played.