We know that people love to make excuses for everything. But what if we were able to tune into the excuses that animals might make? How PUNderful would they be? Turns out very. Very PUNderful indeed.

The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6 am 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…]

This was an all-Afrikkin-Hashtag team game so the Faithful UnNamed Ones joined me @BrettFishA as we asked this question, starting with an invite and some examples:

Turns out Animal excuses are all the rage as we trotted our way up to #2 in the States:

Our absolute favourite bot stopped in:

And we even were awarded our own Hashtag Roundup Moments:

Fortunately though, we did not play this game alone – so many of you joined in and made it the fun, crazy game [while keeping it FAMILY most of the time] that we love to see… so many good tweets and we can’t reward them all, but these are the one we did as we present this week’s:


Luke started us off by turning an age old tradition on its head:

While Jimish got the puns rolling and wow were there puns? Neigh, i mean Aye!

It’s always good to have K Dawg in the mix [else she’ll keep HOUNDing me!]

Grendel continued to rock us with the punnage:

While our favourite Weasel claimed some responsibility:

While Mark spotted the olives on this pizza and so rightfully fed it to the cat:

Rebel was reaching with this one but we awarded effort points:

While Stephen seemed a little sheepish:

While Geff took it up a notch:

Dan continued flying the puns thick and fast:

Stephen buzzed in with this one:

John was his usual silky self:

While Sydney threw in the double:

Tali brought some rhythm:

And Grego just kept it going:

While Patrick was feeling a touch sensitive:

Craig just kept on swimming:

While Grendel’s Ghost went long:

Never to be outdone, John went for the slam dunk:

While Jeff was full of apologies:

Paul brought some contextual humour:

Jason’s hit us on so many levels:

While Keith got an actual SOL [Smile Out Loud] with this one:

Mikeala Cat Even:

While David’s dog was in trouble:

Stan’s issue was more of an in-sight job:

Helen just kept it going:

While Barry thought this one up on the fly:

A Mrs nailed hers in the fewest of words:

Dr Yardsale came on over:

Gerlad’s was lost in translation:

While our V was trying to make peace:

HAA… oh deer!

Mini T’s cup was half empty:

Jeff had to give in to the Proverb:

Ordonian Warrior brought hers by degrees:

Sassy was!

Funkadunk was struggling to get a confession:

While Abed fell for this one:

Paul scored some welcome Misdirection points for this classic:

Helen was back to dog us with this one:

While Brainstain was just telling it like it is #GoodBye

Dennis can’t come to the phone right now…

And Evan debunked a long heard theory…

OH MY WORD, you guys killed it – PUNS FOR DAYS – and so much of clever with much smiles and a few actual real life LOLs…

But somehow we even had some rise above all of those brilliant tweets to finish in this week’s F.L.O.P. FIVE

[5] Derry dropped one of my favourite tweets in the game with this classic:

[4] Syed brought the layers upon layers:

[3] The best jokes are the ones where you don’t have to actually say the joke and John nails it here leading us all the way:

[2] David really took this to a whole different level #Applause

[1] But the winner this week had to be Adriano & Paulina with this simple word and accompanying picture:

Make sure you check out their YouTube channel over here and listen to some of their songs and maybe we will even be able to convince them to co-host a musical game with us someday?

Huge SHOUTOUT as always to the UnNamed Ones for making this an amazing game and please SHARE this post with your friends as it is too funny to keep to yourself.

Let’s keep the WIT in the Twitterer and see you on Wed at 1pm South African or 6am EST for the next great game…

love brett “Fish” anderson and No_bob