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How to ruin Thanksgiving in only 4 words, according to Twitter

'We're out of wine.'

 

Nahila Bonfiglio

Internet Culture

Published Nov 21, 2018   Updated May 21, 2021, 1:09 am CDT

This week the Twitter account for VidCon, a yearly video conference, sent out a request for people to “Ruin Thanksgiving in four words.” With Thanksgiving right around the corner, the people of Twitter quickly jumped on board. Some used the opportunity to air out some of their genuine concerns for the holidays, and the rest poked fun at everything from politics to family drama.

Isn’t drama what Thanksgiving is all about anyway?

Within hours of VidCon’s request, Twitter was flooded with responses. It turns out there are hundreds of ways to ruin Thanksgiving, from serving only healthy food options to the classic day-ruiner: talking Trump.

https://twitter.com/goldietaylor/status/1064989944899350532

Many people made jokes about drinking, or not drinking, over dinner. For the families out there who don’t drink alcohol during the holidays, it must be a rough week, Twitter said with four-word zingers like “We’re out of Wine.”

https://twitter.com/NotJimmieJ/status/1065115025826811904

https://twitter.com/_DestinyMN_/status/1064890198402756609

Students poked fun at the constant questions about school, too. They come from a good place, sure, but come on. Isn’t half the point of the holidays to escape from the stress of regular life? “A Master’s? What for?” was the best joke.

https://twitter.com/eastman_randa/status/1065063513004154881

A few people just posted the most awkward thing they could think of, from talking about relationships to the recent E. coli outbreak. Not to mention bad-mouthing the turkey. You never insult the cooking, people. Never.

https://twitter.com/prestonjbyrne/status/1064850009307389953

https://twitter.com/ElaineMane215/status/1065222454950469633

More than anything, people balked at the idea of eating a vegan or otherwise non-meat, cheese, and gravy-filled Thanksgiving dinner.

https://twitter.com/AndyMorrison42/status/1065216905718321153

https://twitter.com/ajbalettie/status/1065016624187617281

The horror.

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*First Published: Nov 21, 2018, 8:52 am CST