Mediaite (@mediaite) August 15, 2012
If your Twitter timeline tonight seems to have an unusual amount of papaya in it, there’s a reason. It’s an incredibly stupid reason, but a reason nonetheless, and if it can be spun as a campaign gaffe, then all the better.
Mediaite’s Tommy Christopher notes that, during an interview with a Cuban-American radio station in Florida yesterday, Mitt Romney told the host he was a big fan of papaya, which is Cuban slang for vagina. So … what was the point again?
Well, “weird shit” is a good way of putting it. If anyone was upset, though, they didn’t stay upset for long. Like the saying goes, if Twitter hands you papayas, make … papaya jokes?
RT this if you think there's absolutely nothing wrong with Mitt Romney saying he likes papaya– the fruit or the alternate meaning.—
Liz Mair (@LizMair) August 15, 2012
If James Taranto were on Twitter right now, he would be replying to roughly 2000 papaya tweets with the phrase, "That's what she said."—
John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) August 15, 2012
The papaya meme even managed to revive an even more senseless hashtag game from earlier this year, morphing into #ReplaceMovieNamesWithPapaya. This must be comedy gold in Cuba.