Cats for Cuts: Twitter's mature response to the budget deficit

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Nothing like a silly cat joke to defuse the atmosphere of economic doom that is swamping the United Kingdom.

We’re all worried what David Cameron’s spending cuts will hit – jobs, schools, hospitals- but instead of giving into anxiety, some people are taking active measures to improve the situation. Okay, not the economic situation, but make themselves feel better anyway.

As several people on Twitter have pointed out.. if you replace “cut” with “cat” all those grim headlines describing the dark economic outlook become hilarious. One helpful person has fed it into Twitter app Liblr which searches for any given word then replaces it with another. The weird but sometimes genius results are here.

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Embarrassingly these had me cracking up at work, endlessly amused by the simple substitution of “cats” for “cuts” Some particular favourites:

“Cameron Prepares UK for Cats Hurting ‘Every Single Person'”

“David Cameron: cats ‘will change British life'”

“No one will escape the cats, warns Cameron”
Times Online

*deep breath*
Okay, I’ll stop now.

[thank you, MattKMoore]
Anna Leach


  • Replacing “wand” with “willy”, I found this on Twitter:
    “i despise harry potter but somehow; i like the glasses and the clothes. especially the willy. AND the ball that flies in the air .”

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