New York Daily News
Talk about a butt dial.
It was the tweet heard ‘round the world on Sunday, as U.S. Strategic Command unleashed a bizarre one laced with semicolons that flummoxed global entities and spawned speculation.
“;l;;gmlxzssaw,” read the tweet, issued at 7:48 p.m. on Sunday.
It was retweeted more than 11,000 times before a supposedly chagrined Command tweeted, “Apologies for any confusion. Please disregard this post.” They then deleted the whole thing, to the disappointment of legions.
But that of course did not stop the proliferation of memes and potential explanations.
More than one Twitter user hypothesized about cat-laptop invasions, with varying amusing gifs to illustrate their theories.
It could happen.
There was also, “trying to communicate with aliens,” and, “nuclear launch codes.”
Even international authorities weighed in, seemingly grateful it had not been them, and urging everyone there was nothing to see here.
“These things happen,” Canadian Forces tweeted. “This might even happen to you one day. It’s okay, folks.”
The rogue tweet lasted for about half an hour.
US Strategic Command just tweeted this 😬😬😬 pic.twitter.com/2vR465AAUl— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) March 28, 2021
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