I was working on getting an old project updated, and I stumbled upon this beautiful artifact. #TTYB, or expanded: “Take that, you bitch!”

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Why didn’t I work harder to remember this? Why isn’t #ttyb already in the common lexicon?

In this new age of hashtags, I encourage you to use this gem. And don’t limit yourself to apps/sites that recognize hashtags. I find hashtags are used best in mediums where they serve no special purpose, like email, text messages, and hand-written notes.

Update: Here’s another example of a fine use of this hashtag, in my recent instagram post.

Repair shop couldn't fix my beautiful turntable, so I took it all apart and fixed it myself. #ttyb

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