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Foodstuffs as Usernames on Twitter

@bacon
@bacon kicks off this little exercise in free association.

@pork
@pork

@ham
@ham

@hotdogs
@hotdogs: Lame. Thanks for taking an iconic foodstuff name and DOING NOTHING WITH IT.

@applepie
@applepie: Really? No one? Oh, well. It's not like @mom and @baseball are doing their part for America. But at least they exist on Twitter.

@pie
@pie: Why so secretive?

@cupcakes
@cupcakes: Not much to do with cupcakes, but at least she took the time to decorate her background.

@butter
@butter: I expected more from you. Sad.

@icecream
@icecream: "Chillin'" was a nice start. Then you just sort of melted.

@coffee
@coffee

@tea
@tea

@hightea
@hightea

@earlgreytea
@earlgreytea

@me
@me

@cookies
@cookies

@milk
@milk

@chocolate
@chocolate: Wow. Who takes "chocolate" and then does nothing with it? This list gets sadder with each scroll downward.

@cheese
@cheese: Well, whoopdeedo.

@cheesesteak
@cheesesteak

@halfsmoke
@halfsmoke: It's still available, folks! Any D.C. residents want to represent?

@threewaychili
@threewaychili: This one's for my Cincy peeps.

@tacos
@tacos: Yo quiero updates. ¿Por favor?

@chickenwings
@chickenwings: "I EATD THEM ALL"

@barbecue
@barbecue: With all the different 'cue factions, a non-updating "barbecue" user probably makes the most sense from a keepin'-the-peace standpoint.

@friedchicken
@friedchicken: Stick a spork in it. You're done.

@friedrice
@friedrice

@sausage
@sausage

@wienerschnitzel
@wienerschnitzel: Ach du Lieber! How can you be "blah" about wienerschnitzel?

@bibimbap
@bibimbap: I can't believe this is still available.

@kimchi
@kimchi: Buried in the earth.

@sushi
@sushi: Wow. An account with some actual signs of life.

@curry
@curry

@corn
@corn


@spinach
@spinach

@broccoli
@broccoli: This is George H. W. Bush's secret Twitter account.

@brusselssprouts
@brusselssprouts: No surprise that this username is still free.

@breakfast
@breakfast: No love from the most important meal of the day?

@eggs
@eggs

@toast
@toast

@oatmeal
@oatmeal

@lunch
@lunch: "Test!" "Test!"??? It works. You have a cute icon—now do something fun with this username.

@supper
@supper

@dinner
@dinner

@amusebouche
@amusebouche

@soup
@soup

@dessert
@dessert

@chocolateshake
@chocolateshake

@vanillashake
@vanillashake: Brings no boys to the yard.

@doughnuts
@doughnuts: They're complaining about you, too—over on @donuts

@donuts
@donuts: D'oh! I guess they aren't.

@peanutbutter
@peanutbutter: FAIL!

@popcorn
@popcorn: Obviously.

@potatochips
@potatochips: Fingers are too greasy to use keyboard.

@beer
@beer

@wine
@wine: And finally. Someone who actually looks like they're using their Twitter account in a way that befits its username. Kudos, cheers, bottoms up!

Thus ends this little exercise in free association. You now have a peek into how my brain works. And a little more insight on how Twitter works. It's a little disappointing how many people took awesome handles and then did nothing with them, but that's usually how these things go. The obvious usernames get taken early, and I know from experience that Twitter is something a lot of people try out and then drop after a little while. Hopefully some of the better usernames here will come back and do something fun with the names.

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