Twitter never lets the truth stand in the way of a good story, or of toilet humour. Despite Thames Water moving quickly to dispel fast spreading rumours that the brown flood waters seen in South London last night were caused by a burst water main, nobody on Twitter cared, and instead, the social network was soon awash with sewage gags.
By 10pm, the hashtag #LondonPoo was trending with #Poonami not far behind.
Here are some of the best:
— London24 (@london24) February 28, 2014
Our thoughts go out to the victims of #londonpoo
— Everything London (@LDN) February 27, 2014
— Nick James (@jamesy1962) February 28, 2014
— Michael L Radcliffe (@artbizness) February 28, 2014
Enoch Bowel’s “Rivers of poo” prophecy coming true I see #londonpoo
— Al Murray (@almurray) February 27, 2014
Thoughts with anyone travelling on the Bakerpoo and Poobilee lines. #londonpoo
— Daisy Buchanan (@NotRollergirl) February 27, 2014
So overwhelmed by last night’s #londonpooevents I can’t concentrate on work…
— Kate Massey-Chase (@KateMasseyChase) February 28, 2014
— Nicole Shephard (@kilolo_) February 28, 2014
— Jack Preston (@unwttng) February 28, 2014
Streets full of #londonpoo. Please advise.
— John H (@johnthelutheran) February 28, 2014
— Mary McKenna (@MMaryMcKenna) February 28, 2014