The funniest jokes about Listenbourg, an imaginary country born on Twitter

Twitter screenshot The Listenbourg, as presented on the map of Europe by its creator, a certain Gaspardo, as he is called on Twitter.

Twitter screenshot

The Listenbourg, as presented on the map of Europe by its creator, a certain Gaspardo, as he is called on Twitter.

UNUSUAL – When a joke about the level in geography of Americans becomes a real viral phenomenon. In 2018, the famous sequence Can you name a country » (“ Can you name a country “), broadcast on the American show Jimmy Kimmel Livehad particularly participated in the diffusion of this popular belief according to which the Americans would be real balls in geography.

And it is obviously on the basis of this funny observation that the French Internet user Gaspardo shared a visual on Twitter on Sunday October 30, accompanied by the following message: “ I’m sure Americans don’t even know the name of this country ptdrrr “.

It was enough to unite, in the space of a few hours, the entire French-speaking Internet around this joke and this fictitious country: Listenbourg. The platforms Twitter, Discord and TikTok immediately becoming places of expression for the new inhabitants of this nation, on the way to becoming the most famous imaginary country in the world.

Documentary and Formula 1 GP

Twitter got carried away. In less than three days, no less than 100,000 tweets have been shared on the subject in France. What if users of the blue Bird very quickly seized the trend, companies and many institutions also joined in the farce, to the delight of the listenbourgeois government, created for the occasion.

And according to certain rumours, notably shared by Julien Fébreau, the French F1 commentator on Canal+, a Grand Prix of Formula 1 should even take place from the year 2023 at Listenbourg, “opening the season on February 29, 30 and 31”even assures the journalist.

But that’s not all, since several major figures of the French web have joined the listenbourgeois movement. Starting with the presenter of Question for a champion Samuel Etienne, who became a successful streamer on Twitch. This last ” think very seriously about [s]exile in Listenbourg, in particular to accompany [s]we development on Twitch “.

Same story for Valouzz, member of the “Team Croutons” on Youtube and participant of Squeezie’s recent GP Explorerwho immediately positioned himself for the next vacation of his band of youtubers: direction Listenbourg.

Political recovery annoys Listenbourg

Political parties are also getting involved, to the point of wanting to integrate the coastal state into the European Union, as argued by L’Europe Ensemble, the delegation of the party of the French presidential majority in the European Parliament .

Olivier Faurehead of the French Socialist Party, welcomed the expansion of “the socialist family” with the creation of the Socialist Party of Listenbourg. Surfing on the trend, some personalities or political groups have however faced the discontent of Listenburg, as with the former French presidential candidate 2022 Éric Zemmour, kindly rebuffed by the fictitious state government (which finally withdrew his tweet ).

Young people with Macron have also been chastised for their political recovery of the viral joke.

A brief history of Listenbourg

Faced with the magnitude of the joke, the creator of Listenbourg – proclaimed president – ​​and several of his greatest defenders united to offer this new nation the main building blocks of an established nation, much to the chagrin of the American secret service. .

On a dedicated Discord forumideas arose and gradually gave birth to the State of Listenbourg: dedicated government and ministries, anthem and site officials, motto (“Strength, honor, glow”), diplomatic positions, public television service or meteorological service are created so that the recognition of Listenbourg extends beyond the French and European borders.

The beginnings of the military composition of the Listenbourg armed forces, proposed by a user on the official Discord of Listenbourg.
The beginnings of the military composition of the Listenbourg armed forces, proposed by a user on the official Discord of Listenbourg.

The beginnings of the military composition of the Listenbourg armed forces, proposed by a user on the official Discord of Listenbourg.

Among the most curious things spotted on the Listenbourg Discord: the creation of NFT for “ officialize the population » listenbourgeoise.

An example of Discord discussion to define the major projects of the listenbourgeois nation.
Discord screenshot An example of Discord discussion to define the major projects of the listenbourgeois nation.

Discord screenshot

An example of Discord discussion to define the major projects of the listenbourgeois nation.

The surprise appearance of Listenbourg on maps has even inspired some geographers to explain the territorial peculiarities of this country bordering Spain and Portugal. A famous tiktokeur specialized in geography has also lent itself to the game, offering “10 interesting facts about Listenburg” to perfect his (in)general culture.

The Ministry of the Interior of Listenbourg having supplemented this various information with several maps detailing the topography or the map of the largest metropolises in the country.

More and more real, the country has even made people talk about it across the Atlantic, information however as real as the Listenbourg. In a parody tweet, an Internet user imagines the reaction of the American channel Fox News to the appearance of the country on the map of Europe. An obviously false assembly, for the moment.

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The funniest jokes about Listenbourg, an imaginary country born on Twitter