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Original post made by Ralph N. Shirlet, another community, on Dec 15, 2010

Dear Dolores,

I do not Tweet or do I sit out on a limb except politically. In my view, when someone sends a Tweet to me I can only wonder, “why should I care that someone is baking a fruit cake or being a fruit cake in their commentary?”

I join fellow humorists among the Alamo Towne Fool in proposing that such tweets gain responses as “TWITS.” Let me explain. When I was in the Army, post-Civil War (Viet Nam), my pal and I would sit at a mess hall table and conduct two separate conversations to confuse the others at the table. “I had lunch with the General’s aide today” would get the response, “And how many 2x4’s were required?” Those were TWITS!

So your readers who tweet might master TWITS, let’s provide instruction. Upon receipt of a Tweet, find a subject or thought not included in the comment and then form a question based on the non-included subject. For example, “Did you hear about Tomi at District 3?” and the response would be, “Isn’t tango music intoxicating? Makes me think of fruit cakes.”

The ROFL in Ralph N. Shirlet


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