Written by Amanda Wilkie


The Best Tweets of 2014 (By The Women of Twitter)

When Twitter maven Amanda Wilkie (@pandamoanimum) asked for suggestions for the year’s best tweets by women tweeters, even she was dazzled by the ensuing torrent of wit and waggery…

The Twitter bird. As approved by the birds* (*women) of Twitter.

When I suggested doing a round-up of the best tweets of 2014 as a feature for Standard Issue Magazine, I thought it would be a fun little piece to knock up. I already had a few tweets that had stuck in my mind as they’d tickled my funny bone over the year. However, I wanted it to be something created from the hive mind of Twitter, so I put out an invitational tweet asking for suggestions as to who should be featured. That’s when this task suddenly became a lot more daunting – and exciting. Suggestions for female tweeters and their tweets poured into my mentions column. While I’m well aware just how many funny and clever ladies there are on Twitter, it was a delight to see so many new (to me) names and tweets being suggested by both women and men. That this was a compilation of tweets solely by females didn’t seem to matter. Perhaps surprisingly, it was received incredibly positively.

The initial plan was to pull together 25 tweets. I managed to narrow it down to, erm, 75 (sorry Ed). The ensuing deluge of observations, puns, comical pictures and cleverness was as vast as it was brilliant. But as two of my plants died and my cat left home while I was working on the list, I needed to reach my final decisions at some point before the next millennium.

A big thank you to all who contributed. Thanks for the laughs, and the inspiration.

So, in chronological order, here are 75 of the best tweets by women in 2014.

*collapses into a vat of wine*

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Written by Amanda Wilkie

Mum of two. Wife of one. Lover of wine. Head full of random wit and nonsense.