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Sunday, September 19, 2010

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Top 10 Twitter Trends for Saturday, September 18, 2010

Twitter Trend: #IHaveAFriend
Explanation: People talking about the good and bad friends they have.

Twitter Trend: #MomsAlwaysToldMe
Explanation: Things everyone’s mom said to them when they were growing up.

Twitter Trend: Avalanche colorida
Explanation: Portuguese for “Avalanche Color” and refers to the Brazilian band Restart. They, and their fans, dress in colorful clothes so it is meant both as a compliment and said disparagingly.

Twitter Trend: Faustão morreu
Explanation: Faustão is a popular TV host from Brazil. There were rumors of his death on Saturday but they were untrue.

Twitter Trend: Yom Kippur
Explanation: Yom Kippur, known as the Day of Atonement, is a sacred day for the Jews. Jews fast in order to purify themselves and be written in the Book Of Life for the next (Jewish) year. The holiday began Friday, September 17th at sundown.

Twitter Trend: #UglyNames
Explanation: People are suggesting names (famous ones as well as ordinary ones) which they believe are the ugliest names they know.

Twitter Trend: Great North Run
Explanation: UK’s biggest half marathon is taking place on Sunday, September 19th. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Twitter Trend: International Talk Like
Explanation: September 19th marks the annual observance of “International Talk Like A Pirate Day.”

Twitter Trend: Labordeta
Explanation: José Antonio Labordeta, Spanish singer-songwriter, has reportedly passed away at the age of 75.

Twitter Trend: #VerifyStudioMama
Explanation: Justin Bieber’s fans want his mother’s account to be verified by Twitter.


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