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J.K.Rowling and SpongeBob SquarePants react to Brexit on Twitter

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J.K.Rowling and SpongeBob SquarePants react to Brexit on Twitter

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As the reality of Brexit is sinking in, some Twitteratis are handling the imminent change with a degree of humour, wishful thinking or linguistic creativity.

Shortly before the result of the EU referendum became irreversibly clear the author of Harry Potter books J.K.Rowling tweeted that she wishes she had some of her books characters’ powers:

Sweden’s ex-prime-minister Carl Bildt compared the sterling to Zimbabwean currency amid market turmoil:

Another Twitter user accused UK voters of being “small-minded” and writing off several decades of economic prosperity:

British accent is often considered a sign of intelligence. Is it time to reverse the trend, asks another user:

SpongeBob SquarePants has own take on Brexit:

For this Twiteratti Brexit is a chance to exercise linguistic skills:

And finally, the morning after for the sterling:

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