This book was not written in the normal manner, but it was put together by a group of 16,000 people. These people, who we call Tweople (Twittering People), have composed the book, by voting for the best tweets from @Dubbelzinnig (‘Double Meaning’). The voting was done by ReTweeting the funny quotes with a double meaning that were published daily. For this book we collected a few hundred of the most retweeted quotes.
@Dubbelzinnig started as an experiment… I was just testing my application Tweeteronix, to see if you can really get many followers if you tweet something interesting. It turned out to be an enormous success! Within 6 months @Dubbelzinnig had 16.000 followers with tweets only in Dutch!
The interesting thing was that the followers started to tweet their own linguistic quirks, which were retweeted by @Dubbelzinnig so all the followers could enjoy them. In this way a whole community of language-lovers grew, which prompted publisher Terra-Lannoo, to contact me to create a book.
The result is this booklet, which is a nice gift for anyone that appreciates the Dutch language. You can find the book in the bookstores in The Netherlands or you can order it from the publisher online.