When it comes to @AFrikkinHashtag, let’s be honest, you aren’t going to typically find us doing the kinds of games that other tags play… and this was no more true than the time we decided to mix up punchlines and jokes…

[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…]

With @TrivagoD in the passenger seat on her first time co-hosting we were set for a very silly game and you did not let us down. But first, as per usual, we got the ball rolling with an invite and some ideas of our own:

Perhaps the best part of this game was how many people didn’t get the joke… uh, i mean the tag… but the enthusiasm was relentless and so we just threw in all the good ones that made us smile or laugh or look bemused anyways.

A couple of bots poked their heads in the door and we had a fun and unusual trend location:

Puerto Rico thinks we’re funny. But how about the rest of you? Well you came, you saw and you concurred. Or didn’t. But it was a lot of confusing fun anyways and these are the tweets which make it on to this week’s


Rita summed up the feeling our game produced in a lot of people:

The Witty Guy managed to pull a double whammy with this misdirected redouble:

While Melt Like Butta was one of the first to use this iconic joke that was by far the most used in the game:

As Daniel backs up:

While John’s gave us deep food for thought:

Quizi spoke the truth:

Chris tried to pull himself together:

This one from Marty feels deeply philosophical:

Jake continued the theme of classic revisits:

i feel like Jimmy really nailed this one on the head and was one of my favourites of the day:

Bella snuck in some misdirectional pun points:

DM gave us his best shot but it kinda sucked:

OffTh3Cuff got a chuckle out of me:

While Weather was all over the place:

Daniel was back with another one that kinda works even though it doesn’t:

Mark popped in for some surreal:

Jim collided two classics:

Erosion felt like an appropriate name for this one:

This one by Joel is another one that really comes close to working even in adapted form:

Bob gets misdirection points for this almost not misdirected one. Bra-vo!:

Lauren also had me with this one:

Bob was back with one of my favourite joke leadups of all time #ShiTzu:

While Bruce’s just felt like a Wes Anderson piece:

Such greatness and silliness but always great to just have a really fun and silly and ridiculous game and thank you to everyone who participated. They definitely worked a lot better when you knew the original jokes in question and it was amazing to see how many of them actually come close to working well in changed form.

However, as good as all of those were, there were a small number this week that simply punch(lin)ed their way to the top of the pile for having that little bit extra…

This is this week’s F.L.O.P. SIX:

[6] Skywalker Jedi Academy brings nuance to a classic Seven Ate Nine punchline and shares it with some Force:

[5] This one by Jayme brought a classic joke to a classic one liner:

[4] This one from Jim cracked me up and was a good yolk:

[3] This one by Jude has so many levels to it:

[2] Sassy schooled us with this classic:

[1] But it was this crossover classic from Del which really earned Top F.L.O.P. status for using an actual punchline to a different joke and keeping it relevant. Well done, sir!

And thank you all – new game on Wed at 12 noon South African or 6am EDT. Big shoutout to @TrivagoD for jumping in to a tricky game and, as always, The UnNamed Ones, for being the engine to this well-oiled machine!

Joke on, and let’s keep the WIT in the Twitterer…

love brett fish and No_bob