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'Ship-shipping ship' ahoy! Will tongue-twisting retweet break Twitter?

Oct. 16, 2013 at 5:35 PM ET

Retweeted nearly 8,000 times (and favorited by nearly 3,000) since first tweeted at 4:54 p.m. ET Oct. 10, this alliteration-littered illustration that's likely been floating around Reddit even longer, puts unverified user Usman Masood (@usmanm) on the Twitter map, even as it breaks your brain.

Masood's an "#MIT '12. Engineer at @Loculnc," according to his Twitter bio, and says, "My goal in life is to become a filmmaker or a F1 racer. I think I'll have to settle for a cheap digital camera and a Suzuki Mehran." He has, at last check, 365 Twitter followers. 

In case you're wondering, @BarackObama holds the record, with more than 791,000 retweets (and nearly 300,000 favorites) since he first posted "Four more years" with a wife-hugging photo at 11:16 p.m. ET Nov 6, 2012. (To be fair, that guy has way more followers.)

Congratulations, Usman! You win the Internet.

— via Mathew Ingram on Twitter

Helen A.S. Popkin goes blah blah blah abut the Internet. Tell her to get a real jobon Twitter and/or Facebook.

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