Twitter is made up of tiny ecosystems that coexist alongside one another.
There’s Gaming Twitter, Film Twitter, Sports Twitter, Black Twitter, Weird Twitter and K-Pop Twitter. Objectively, the funniest community is Scottish Twitter. Scottish Twitter is like stepping into a hilarious world you never want to leave. It’s a little difficult to understand at times, but everyone is devastatingly funny. Poring over a tweet to fully understand it is almost always worth the payoff.
Here’s the only other thing about Scottish Twitter you need to know: Its users hold nothing back. Scottish Twitter is almost perfect already, but a new meme starring Merida from Pixar’s Brave is the icing on the cake.
The meme is based on a new sneak peek from Wreck-It Ralph’s upcoming sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, which features all the Disney princesses talking to one another. Merida, who is Scottish, is talking animatedly about something. It’s easy to imagine hearing her accent as she contributes to this collective princess discussion, and fans of Scottish Twitter decided to use that to their advantage. Many of these memes are based on pre-existing, famous Scottish Twitter tweets that have circulated over the years.
Why dae folk ask babies stupid shit lit "Ur gettin big arent ye?" As if the wee cunts gony be like "aye Moira yer spot on am oan the protein" pic.twitter.com/HavrQVM2aG— Kyle (@PoultreeGeist) August 13, 2018
"if yer man enjoys a wee finger up the bum during a sookie. U don't cast that stuff up, in front of his mum, just cos ur losing at monopoly" pic.twitter.com/6mizIlk17g— (@terrahhhhh) August 14, 2018
"So a wis at the dancin the other night nd a needed a toilet but as a wis heading there Dancing Queen by ABBA came on nd a just had tae turn right back roon no even caring if I pish myself on the dancefloor because I AM the Dancing Queen" #Merida pic.twitter.com/Ipi6gY4uih— Kirsten (@scotgxo) August 14, 2018
“Just got 4 drinks at the drive thru n that guy asked 'do ye want a cupholder'. Obviously a do ya fucking reprobate am no a fucking octopus” pic.twitter.com/fiD3YjjZHx— مريم (@migrantsoul) August 13, 2018
"Ye ever wanty just wrap yersel up in tin foil nice and cosy and then just fucking get right inty the microwave and blow yersel up tae fuck" pic.twitter.com/z4OLPre3wj— T'nt'cleSpaceHorror (@AshokaTheBear) August 12, 2018
Part of what makes Scottish Twitter so fun is that it’s impossible to read the tweets without hearing a strong accent belt out the miscellaneous slang. Imagine hearing Merida — or any other prominent Scottish actor, like James McAvoy, Ewan McGregor or Sean Connery — deliver lines like “am no a fucking octopus.”
Scottish Twitter doesn’t get as much recognition as it used to. Twitter’s bygone era of weird comedy seems to have passed us by, and with it Scottish Twitter’s glorious highs, but this meme acts as an excellent reminder of why we celebrated Twitter in the first place.
Ralph Breaks the Internet will be released on Nov. 21. It’s unlikely that Merida will say anything captured in the tweets above during the movie.