Homa Khaleeli, guardian.co.uk, Modified: April 19, 2013 15:20 IST
The news that traces of horsemeat had been found in frozen beefburgers caused a torrent of gags to be unleashed on Twitter. Here are some of the best - and worst.
A little horse? News that some beefburgers sold in supermarkets contain horsemeat has unleashed the Twitter wits. Photograph: Alamy
Has anyone tested Tesco's veggie burgers for uniquorn yet? (sorry)
-- Barry Pace (@pace) January 15, 2013
Scientist: "Sir, we've discovered horse meat in your burgers." Tesco boss: "Why the long face?"
-- Paul Lewis (@PaulLewis) January 16, 2013
29% of the meat content in Tesco's hamburgers turns out to be horse?! No wonder they gave me the trots!
-- Unnamed Insider (@Unnamedinsider) January 15, 2013
A Tesco burger walks into a bar. "Pint please". "I can't hear you" says the barman. "Sorry" replies the burger. "I'm a little bit horse".
-- Steve Death (@Its_Death) January 15, 2013Horse meet in Tesco burgers!! Its been in there a furlong time! #boom Naaaaay my gag..But HAY ill take it!!
-- Vernon Kay (@OfficialVernonK) January 15, 2013This didn't take long!! -funny #horseburgerstwitter.com/BrettJackson_9...
-- Brett Jackson (@BrettJackson_9) January 15, 2013Best burgers recipe. Mince meat, garlic powder, paprika, fresh herbs, an egg and fine diced stallions. I mean.... Scallions.. #horseburgers
-- Cry Monster Cry (@crymonstercry) January 15, 2013HSE confirm that all who ate #horseburgers are in a stable condition
-- James Doorley (@JamesDoorley) January 15, 2013"Two Tesco burgers please.. hold the dressage"
-- John Masterson (@theotriangle) January 15, 2013Just found some out of date burgers " they're off!" #horsepuns
-- Steve Pepper (@StevePepper) January 16, 2013I got fired from the meat factory because I got an e-mail about a delivery of horse meat and I marked it as spam.
-- John Brennan (@ActingAnEejit) January 15, 2013Those Aldi horse burgers were nice, but I prefer My Lidl Pony
-- bruce lawson (@brucel) January 16, 2013
Shocking news. Tesco own brand value hamburgers have been found to have traces of real MEAT in them.
-- Jay Rayner (@jayrayner1) January 16, 2013
Horse burgers: I canter believe it. Whinny they going to withdraw the product? I bridle at the very thought. THERE, NOW SHUT UP
-- Stuart Heritage (@stuheritage) January 16, 2013