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Comedian live-tweets couple’s strange breakup on Glasgow train

The 102-tweet saga is perhaps the most entertaining short story you'll read today. 


Chase Hoffberger

Internet Culture

Posted on Jul 17, 2012   Updated on Jun 2, 2021, 2:23 pm CDT

Freya can’t accept the truth. Tim was impotent in Bognor because he was “exhausted fucking Tia.” Freya’s prone to lying about pregnancy. Tim has a dodgy past that includes playing in a renegade rock band.

Together and for years, the two have juggled a volatile relationship that disintegrated on a Scotland train to the tune of more twists and turns than an episode of The Young & The Restless.

Fortunately, Janey Godley was there to capture the fallout. In a series of 102 tweets, the Scottish comedian recounted the trials and tribulations of this juicy breakup to her 9,000-plus followers.

This isn’t the first time a breakup has been live-tweeted by a bystander. Twitter user Andy Boyle did something similar from a Burger King last November.

But Godley took a slightly different path. She stuck mostly to the facts, only offering personalized commentary during the issues surrounding Freya’s pending pregnancy and whether or not she should take a morning after pill.

It starts in Glasgow and ends in Oxenham, and it gets better with every tweet.

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*First Published: Jul 17, 2012, 12:53 pm CDT