Thursday, February 11, 2010

#snowtoriousBIG

 
(screen grab from The Daily Show)

The twitter world is abuzz with snowmageddon-fever and the synonyms are coining at a rapid pace. Here's a modest list of known hashtags referring to the recent storms hitting the East Coast of the US (personal fav = #KaiserSnowze)

Twitter Hashtags
#snowpocalypse
#Snowzilla 
#snotoriousBIG
#snowtoriousBIG 
#snOMG

More After The Jump
#snowmageddon
#Snowverkill
#snogasm
#Snowdiculous
#thundersnow
#snowdiculous
#sNoMAS
#snotastic
#snomulent
#snorrific
#snolysmokes
#snowverit
#Snowsanity
#snoverlords
#toocoldtokill

I'd love to see an app that would give me co-occurrence counts for Twitter hashtags. My understanding is that te Twitter API limits the number of returns though.

UPDATE: there seems to be good evidence that the hashtag #snowmageddon originated in Minnesota in 2008 HERE. Just discovered, evidence of the word's existence in 2007 HERE.


UPDATE 2: Two new additions

#tsnownami
#snownami

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