Scandinavian countries Denmark and Sweden engaged in some friendly fire on Thursday. And no, there werenâ€™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.
just one of many things, Danes and Swedes have in common https://t.co/9yC2zfO4Ylâ€” Denmark.dk (@denmarkdotdk) July 7, 2016
It, however, quickly spiralled into war after Swedenâ€™s obnoxious reply.
. @denmarkdotdk Another thing we don't have in common is that our lakes are the size of your country.â€” Sweden.se (@swedense) July 7, 2016
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.
.@swedense please, you started when you copied our flagâ€” Denmark.dk (@denmarkdotdk) July 7, 2016
This Twitter battle didnâ€™t spare Danish toy company Lego.
Things, however, got a bit bizarre when Sweden attacked the Danesâ€™ low fertility. Denmark quickly countered, tweeting a report that pointed to the country being the epicentre of the donor sperm market.
.@denmarkdotdk We're happy to give you 5 moose seeing as you didn't have any for 5000 years. Is that the reason your fertility is so low?â€” Sweden.se (@swedense) July 7, 2016
Although the two Scandinavian neighbours didnâ€™t exactly declare a Twitter truce, they did eventually move on to other things.