Scandinavian countries Denmark and Sweden engaged in some friendly fire on Thursday. And no, there weren’t automatic rifles, tanks or missiles involved. Instead, the weapons of choice were acid, tongue-in-cheek tweets exchanged between the official accounts of the Danish Foreign Ministry and the Swedish Communications Unit.
The Twitter war began with a rather innocuous tweet by Denmark, which only chose to highlight the mutual hatred for wall-to-wall carpeting by Danes and Swedes.
It, however, quickly spiralled into war after Sweden’s obnoxious reply.
The two countries sparred over everything from who had the highest peak and the most beaches to who had the stranger accent.
There was also some flag waving involved in this heated exchange.
This Twitter battle didn’t spare Danish toy company Lego.
Things, however, got a bit bizarre when Sweden attacked the Danes’ low fertility. Denmark quickly countered, tweeting a report that pointed to the country being the epicentre of the donor sperm market.
Although the two Scandinavian neighbours didn’t exactly declare a Twitter truce, they did eventually move on to other things.