Impossible to escape it if you are a Twitter aficionado! A new country has just appeared off Brittany: Listenbourg. Its creator, Gaspardo, proclaimed himself president of this imaginary state.
It all started with a joke to make fun of the level of geography of Americans. In 2018, Jimmy Kimmel Live broadcast a sequence in which passers-by questioned in the street were unable to name a country other than the United States on a world map.
Four years later, the French Twittos Gaspardo had fun, Sunday, October 30, drawing a map of Europe by adding an imaginary country, grafted to the Iberian Peninsula. “I’m sure Americans don’t even know the name of this country,” he wrote in his tweet.
Since then, this country has become the center of the world, at least on social networks. In three days, more than 100,000 tweets were shared on the subject in France. The country has notably endowed itself with a flag, an anthem or even a more detailed map.
Here is the official map showing the topography of our magnificent country of Listenbourg!
Here is the official map showing the topography of our beautiful country of Listenbourg!
Dies ist die official Karte mit der Topographie unseres wunderschönen Landes Listenburg pic.twitter.com/0cil7GnDNU
— Ministry of the Interior (@IntrListenburg) November 1, 2022
From Manon Aubry to Éric Zemmour, a country that inspires politicians
Several politicians have joked about the Listenbourg. “As president of the left group in the European Parliament, I will propose that the comrades of Listenbourg join our group tomorrow so that the country does not become a tax haven like Luxembourg”, wrote for example Manon Aubry, from La Insubordinate France.
At the other end of the political spectrum, Éric Zemmour also surfed the wave: “At Listenbourg, do as the Listenbourgeois do! Which earned him the wrath of the “Listenbourg Official” account, which denounces these political recoveries.
Come on, we say it one last time, no attempt at political recovery on Listenbourg will be welcome.
From now on, we will no longer give a response to politicians who do so, to avoid giving them visibility.
— Listenbourg Official (@ListenburgGOV) November 2, 2022
Very present on Twitter, the mayor of Ploemeur and vice-president of the departmental council of Morbihan Ronan Loas also went there with his little joke, saying he was “proud” to announce a new twinning between Ploemeur and the city of Lurenberg, in Listenbourg .
A joke contest for community managers
From Free to Amazon via Deliveroo or Domino’s Pizza, many private companies have also tried to create buzz on Listenbourg.
A new country is included in your Free package: in Listenbourg too, they have it all figured out.
— Free (@free) October 31, 2022
Breaking news: are we finally delivering you to Listenbourg, friends?
—? Deliveroo France (@Deliveroo_FR) October 31, 2022
What is the official Listenbourg pizza??
– Domino’s France (@dominos_pizzafr) November 2, 2022
The community managers obviously did not all take a vacation for All Saints. Sports clubs, such as Toulouse FC or Paris Basketball, have also taken up the concept. Ultimate consecration: even the page dedicated to the Paris 2024 Olympics welcomed this 207th Olympic delegation.
We face a team made up of the best players of Listenbourg??
We don’t win in France, why not reconnect with winning in foreign territory? ?
Paris for Paris???? pic.twitter.com/qttYuhcJVJ
— Paris Basketball (@ParisBasketball) October 31, 2022
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