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Cher Fans Confused By Thatcher Twitter Hashtag

NPR
Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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On Monday, a trending Twitter hashtag threw fans of Cher into a panic. It read: #nowthatcherisdead, all one word, referring to the late British leader. But many read it as "now that Cher is dead."

Transcript

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene. Yesterday, a Twitter hashtag threw fans of Cher into a panic. It read: #nowthatcherisdead - all one word - referring to the late British leader. But many read it as "now that Cher is dead."

One fan of the singer tweeted: I note the hashtag #nowthatcherisdead is trending. I can't confirm anywhere that Cher is dead - leading other users to tweet advice such as why hashtags need spaces.

Just Googled "is Cher dead?" Sad face. You're listening to MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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