A few weeks ago we met Barry aka Baz with the tag #INeedThatLikeAHoleInMyHead and then we met his wife Geraldine aka Ger Bear [but only to us else she will m̶a̶u̶l̶, um kill you] and we thought we need to get both of them co-hosting this thing… and so we did…

And it was good…

[The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s #1 Hashtag game and is always a lot of fun. The F.L.O.P. [or Fish List Of Prizeworthyness] is the collection of some of the best tweets from each week’s game and is what all seriously comedic Hashtaggers aspire to…]

Being a couple game [our first!] we decided to go with a couply type theme and so #ToShowYouICareI was the tag…

In fact, before you go any further, and especially if you’re a parent, you should check out Geraldine’s incredible parenting blog Over Heaven’s Hill as she really is a talented bloggerist.

But back to the game, excited about having our first couple co-host we sent out some invitations, another amazing skill which Ger dazzled us with as she came up with this promo #WaysToMakeBrettFishNeverWantToMakeAGamePromoAgain

couple hashtag game promo

This quickly became a trending game and only Wednesday Wisdom and people calling for the return of Obama were shouting louder than us…

And we even snuck onto the Worldwide trends which is always a vibe:

A couple of our favourite bots were there to cheer [or jeer] us on:

We loved that Animal Equality was able to use our game to bring their message across:

Barry and Geraldine have quickly become two of my favourite hashtaggers and they [despite what either of them will see] are very good and totally ‘get’ this thing, and they both dived in quickly with this one:

So much celebration of family values with these two and with AFH trying hard to be a FAMILY game that everyone can enjoy and feel safe in, we love to showcase that…

But we also know that the main reason you stopped by here was to see if you made the list, the list that we like to call the F.L.O.P. otherwise known as the:


Shelly’s tweet itself was her labour of love:

While Mark had some fava beans on the boil:

John was taking pre-emptive dad duties:

While T Barrett was meeting this challenge head on:

Mark was demonstrating true friendship:

While a further different Mark was channelling his inner Aretha:

Grendel said it in the best possible way with my kind of flowers:

Sambo was being sneaky sneaky:

Alex was stepping up:

Sambo was back and really going all out with his care:

Zetag saw the early signs:

John was giving in to his more benevolent side:

Daryl was really taking one for the team:

While Bradley scored ALL of the Misdirection points this week #NicelyDone:

Bunni was channelling her inner feline:

Farid meant well, but…

While Zooagarc was even willing to let you call shotgun:#ToShowYouICareI

Shashwat was all about building on the past:

While Elizabeth was getting a little too close for comfort:

Shelly’s had to be kept in con-text:

Dave the Nomad was in it for the long haul:

Curry Fingers ironically was all about your taste:

Eric proved his dedication, again and again and again:

And i loved this three part story that emerged:

Roger showed a deep level of commitment:

LFJ was all about the technicalities:

While Jimmy brought his moves, which look suspiciously like MY moves:

What a great and uplifting game – thank you to everyone who played – so many good tweets that we captured and a whole bunch we didn’t even get to… but also there were three which made it to the top of the pile this week and stood out just that little bit more and these tweets make it on to this week’s:


[3] Absolutely love this picture and sentiment from Our Lady’s Home giving us a glimpse of the true heroes in life:

[2] David Bell with a simple shifting of the focus:

[1] While this week’s TOP F.L.O.P. goes to Daryl for the kind of friendship and love that saves lives and lifts spirits:

Excellent game everyone and we have another one coming your way every Wed at 12 noon South African and 6am EDT… also just a sneak peek into the future is that in two weeks time on 11 October it will be the TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY of @AFRikkinHashtag and we will be having the Mother City of all parties… so be ready for that…

Thankx to everyone who continues to make this the incredibly fun and clever and misdirectional and random [but related] and punny game that it is…

Let’s keep the WIT in the TWITTERER… even if we have to upgrade to 280 characters… [which will help to fit our lengthy tags in]

love brett fish and The UnNamed Ones…