Tuesday, November 09, 2010

...and she already has more friends than William the Conqueror!

I'm not certain, but this strikes me as a sign that either Facebook or the English monarchy has jumped the shark.

Did Henry V take time out before Agincourt to update his status? Did Henry VII unfriend Richard III? No. They didn't have time for any of that "social networking" stuff, unless it was being done with a sword.

18 comments:

Ed Foster said...

We are amused at the very thought. As are all the other people in the room.

Robert said...

Given some of the status updates, I'm pretty sure it's a hoax...

Tam said...

The one at the link is a spoof.

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

HM language is further desecrated by the .org she has joined.

"Unfriend" is a butchery of the English language, from the mindset who decided that "unhide" would be a good function in Excel, when any literate user would have expected merely to "display" a column.

BryanP said...

"Her Majesty will not be able to meet with you this afternoon Prime Minister. She has the entire day set aside for Farmville."

staghounds said...

Funniest Fakebook EVAR!!!1!!

Nancy R. said...

That made my whole day.

Roberta X said...

The Queen is the same age as my mother. Both women know how to change a tire. One of them actually has. Interestingly, it's not my Mom.

Bram said...

Pretty funny.

Social networking does pretty well describes the careers of Henry Plantagenet and all the other Henry's. They just did it by commuting between castles and kingdoms on horseback.

Borepatch said...

Did Henry V take time out before Agincourt to update his status?

No, but Hamlet did.

Phillip said...

I don't often laugh out loud at things I find on the Internet, but this one...

I'm so glad I don't drink coffee or hot tea at the keyboard. Thank you.

Tam said...

Did Elizabeth I unfriend Mary, Queen of Scots?

John Peddie (Toronto) said...

Liz I unfriended Mary in the same sense that home defense shotguns are "tools for social work".

More a TWERP than a mere unfriending, I'd say.

Crucis said...

When I first saw the post title, I thought it said, "...more friends that William the Coroner."

Oops!

mariner said...

"Did Elizabeth I unfriend Mary, Queen of Scots?"

No, she just unheaded her.

staghounds said...

Richard III unfamilied the princes in the Tower.

Cold.

Steve Skubinna said...

"U bandofbros ROCK!!!11!!w00t!!!"

tw: harco. I guess Harfleur incorporated.

D.W. Drang said...

Bobbi: And I'll bet your mother never drove an ambulance in an air raid, either.