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Monday, September 6, 2010

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Twitter Trend: Milne
Explanation: People are sharing illustrations of characters from A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh drawn as if they were in Star Wars (Wookie the Chew): http://thejailbreak.com/2010/08/22/wookie-the-pooh

Twitter Trend: Maandag
Explanation: Maandag is Dutch for “Monday”.

Twitter Trend: Bieberrt
Explanation: This odd word actually stands for “Justin Bieber RT”, another way Justin Bieber fans can cause his name to trend.

Twitter Trend: Daybreak/GMTV
Explanation: UK morning TV series GMTV ends after 17 years on ITV and is replaced by Daybreak, fronted by former One Show hosts Christine Bleakley and Adrian Chiles: http://www.itv.com/daybreak/

Twitter Trend: #twitterod
Explanation: People are talking about having TwitterOD=Twitter Obsessive Disorder.

Twitter Trend: Dementieva
Explanation: Samantha Stosur beat Elena Dementieva in a very close fourth round match at the US Open. She won 6-3, 2-6, 7-6: http://www.usopen.org/en_US/scores/stats/day13/2407ms.html

Twitter Trend: Darrelle
Explanation: Cornerback Darrelle Revis has confirmed that he has reached an agreement with the Jets on a new contract: http://blog.newyorkjets.com/2010/09/06/jets-and-revis-agreee-to-terms-no-24-expected-to-sign-today/

Twitter Trend: #parejasperfectas
Explanation: Spanish for “perfect couples”.

Twitter Trend: Tony Stewart
Explanation: Tony Stewart wins at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday and secured a spot in the NASCAR Chase: http://www.nascar.com/races/cup/2010/25/data/results_official.html

Twitter Trend: Glenda
Explanation: Glenda Kozlowski is a Brazilian journalist & TV presenter. She trended on Twitter because she is the main host of the second season of the Brazilian stunt/dare reality television show Hipertensão: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hipertensão

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Written by Liz Pullen

September 6, 2010 at 3:40 PM

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