Best Of #SingaporeShadesOfGrey: A Long Hard Entry

Before this, I was a virgin. A Twitter trend virgin, that is. Being fairly new to Twitter I’d just not got into the habit of checking trending topics, but happened to spot #SingaporeShadesOfGrey as it was gaining momentum and realized it was right up my alley.

Kudos to the inimitable Mr Brown for starting the hashtag and providing some of its funniest examples. He’s collected his tweets and some others (including one of mine!) at his blog already, but when I read the list I felt a little dissatisfied that others I’d enjoyed hadn’t been included. Well, as many women know, you need to take charge of your own pleasure rather than always relying on a man to do it for you. So I made my own list.

The tweets I personally found funniest tended to be the ones with recognizably Singaporean references in them rather than generic double entendres which could be made about life in any other country. Unsurprisingly, two of the things that Singaporeans talk about the most (no, not Fiona Xie’s boobs) emerged as major themes in the trend, so I’ve presented them as collections here. However, some magnificently filthy non-Singapore-specific ones did also manage to squeeze their way in.

I should also mention that this isn’t at all a comprehensive list. Due to the difficulties of researching such a wildly popular hashtag on Twitter, where tweets for this trend were coming fast and furious for several hours, there was only so much energy I had to go down the list before my fingers got tired, so if I’ve missed out some of your favourites, feel free to share them in the comments!

Food-themed:

Transport-themed:

General Singaporeana:

Not specifically Singapore-related but pretty damn good:

Some amusing “meta” tweets about the trend:

Lastly, here are my own cuntcontributions:

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