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Fiat 500 Twitter is the new lit Twitter subgroup that everyone’s roasting

New Twitter names call out so-called basic British men and women.

 

Tiffany Kelly

Internet Culture

Published Jan 7, 2018   Updated May 22, 2021, 5:43 am CDT

Twitter is full of strange terms that describe groups of people who use the service. Remember bare minimum Twitter and chapstick and mascara Twitter? Now there’s a subgroup called Fiat 500 Twitter. Similar to bare minimum and chapstick and mascara, Fiat 500 Twitter appears to identify (right now, mainly entitled British) women who always tweet about certain topics, such as tanning and eating Chinese takeout. And the tweets, which are extraordinarily mundane, garner thousands of likes and retweets.

Over the last week, as the term took off, many people tweeted descriptions of Fiat 500 Twitter.

https://twitter.com/Gemstokes2000/status/947954187194781698

https://twitter.com/isaacmalin/status/946735152960606208

In case you were wondering, women who are a part of Fiat 500 Twitter do drive the tiny cars. (They also apparently like Michael Kors handbags.)

Marking a woman as a member of Fiat 500 Twitter is essentially saying she’s basic, materialistic, and prone to drama. People who drive a Fiat 500 are now worried about being associated with the Twitter moniker.

https://twitter.com/erynchurchx/status/948614359848226816

https://twitter.com/ellenco98/status/948964127925592066

https://twitter.com/taylarwong/status/947454011573227520

If you’re still with us, there’s another term that people are calling the male equivalent of Fiat 500 Twitter: Dark Fruits Twitter. These men drink Strongbow Dark Fruit Cider and idolize Liam Gallagher of Oasis. They are, it seems, the fuckbois of the UK.

https://twitter.com/oscar_hou/status/948958190162661376

Combined, Dark Fruits and Fiat 500 Twitter form a “coalition.” The people in this group, according to Twitter, criticize anyone with a slightly alternative look or style. They also use the words goth and feminist as insults.

https://twitter.com/oceanseyye/status/948256319949148160

This week, Twitter was full of Fiat 500 and Dark Fruits jokes.

Of course, if you’re outside the U.K., you’re probably confused by all references to the subgroups.

So what’s the American version of Fiat 500 and Dark Fruits Twitter? Is it bare minimum Twitter, or something else? We’ll let the internet decide that one.

H/T BuzzFeed

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*First Published: Jan 7, 2018, 6:00 am CST