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The New Canada Twitter Account Is Endearingly Bad At Twitter

Their own countrymen troll them.

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The year is 2014. The entire nation of Canada has decided to join Twitter, an online social networking/news platform that allows one to share and engage with 140-character thought bytes.

On Wednesday, @Canada announced their arrival by issuing this first attempt at a cheeky tweet (that also came with a banner).

.@Canada's now on Twitter, eh!

Fellow Canadians were like:

@Canada The best you could come up with?

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Seriously @Canada? That's your first tweet? SERIOUSLY?

Аrpon Basu@ArponBasuFollow

Seriously @Canada? That's your first tweet? SERIOUSLY?

11:47 AM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

While the rest of world instantly trolled.

(Kinda like real life, tbqh.)

The Canadian government then took their first crack at a subtweet.

.@Canada does not apologize for this new Twitter account. #sorrynotsorry

Canada@CanadaFollow

.@Canada does not apologize for this new Twitter account. #sorrynotsorry

2:10 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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...which had their countrymen meeting their faces to palms.

@Canada Are you real? How is this real. How did you get a blue check mark when you are not real.

Meg Ecclestone@mjecclestoneFollow

@Canada Are you real? How is this real. How did you get a blue check mark when you are not real.

2:11 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One American (who full disclosure, used to work at BuzzFeed) super-trolled the account with this tweet, which got nearly 400 RTs:

won’t stop until this is @canada’s new profile pic

Erik Malinowski@erikmalFollow

won’t stop until this is @canada’s new profile pic

3:02 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And @Canada actually responded, cringingly unclear if they were even aware they were being trolled.

Maybe. Let’s see if @rcmpgrcpolice agree cc @TheSimpsons MT @erikmal: won’t stop until this is @Canada’s profile pic

Canada@CanadaFollow

Maybe. Let’s see if @rcmpgrcpolice agree cc @TheSimpsons MT @erikmal: won’t stop until this is @Canada’s profile pic

4:13 PM - 26 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Like if your dad joined Twitter, while the national account is slightly humiliating, the intent is adorably admirable.

.@Canada: The True North Strong and Free

Canada@CanadaFollow

.@Canada: The True North Strong and Free

4:46 PM - 27 Nov 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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