It says a lot about the good people of the UK that when confronted by the threat of a 'highly likely' terrorist attack, our natural response is to take the piss...
Threat level. Hoping for a knee jerk reaction from the Govt. Might buy wine while I'm waiting.
— Paul (@bingowings14) August 29, 2014
Judging by the response to the threat level being raised twitter is populated by people who'd dance to an air raid siren. Well done all 👍
— Al Murray (@almurray) August 29, 2014
While we all waited to find out what the fuss was about, Twitter decided to indulge in a little therapy and share what 'threat level' really means.
Matt's worried about the latest viral trends...
Threat Level: Nominated for the Ice Bucket Challenge
— Matt Maloney (@mattmaloney) August 29, 2014
Step. Away. From. The Keyboard...
THREAT LEVEL: LOUISE MENSCH HAS AN OPINION.
— Unity (@Unity_MoT) August 29, 2014
Some people have bigger things to worry about...
#threatlevel: just go away, I'm building a fort out of pillows.
— Hash Piperdy (@CodenameHash) August 29, 2014
This may not be the real Barry Scott...
THREAT LEVEL RAISED FROM RUST TO GROUND IN DIRT!!
— Barry Scott (@_Clit_Bang) August 29, 2014
Remember to take care folks...
Threat Level: pic.twitter.com/7yTjxRHPkv
— Humphrey Ker (@thehumphreyker) August 29, 2014
Louise is probably on the phone to a take-away as we speak...
Threat level: Salad for dinner.
— Louise Jones (@louisejonesetc) August 29, 2014
Darryl reminded us all that there are better things to do on a Friday than worry...
— Darryl (@darryl1974) August 29, 2014
Panny pretty much rubbished the whole UK security services in one word...
Threat level: Partridge.
— Panny (@Pannypannypan) August 29, 2014
Indeed it is...
Threat level: Winter is Coming.
— paul bassett davies (@thewritertype) August 29, 2014
Threat level: You've just noticed your seat on the bus is slightly wet and slightly warm.
— Daisy Buchanan (@NotRollergirl) August 29, 2014
The Radio 4 approach...
threat level: northerly 4 or 5. hysterical. hullaballoo approaching, slight or moderate. hoard potatoes. fair. brick it later. good.
— Keri (@kerihw) August 29, 2014
The 'weirdo threat'...
Threat level: finding yourself cornered at a party by a man who came up with his own nickname
— Primly Stable (@PrimlyStable) August 29, 2014
Even the animals are concerned...
Threat Level raised from
"No Cat" to
"Oh Fuck, a Cat" pic.twitter.com/5zp8zf2W2l
— Jon Pigeon (@PigeonJon) August 29, 2014
The topical worry...
Threat Level: Baked Alaska currently out of the freezer
— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) August 29, 2014
Threat Level: pic.twitter.com/85Zo7m3Hk5
— David Harrison (@watchinharrison) August 29, 2014
Why is it worse on a Tuesday?
Threat level: going to see Pet Shop Boys on Tuesday night
— Andy Dawson (@profanityswan) August 29, 2014
unexpected item in the bagging area
— BK (@TeenyTinyPixie) August 29, 2014
Threat level: spotted a typo in a tweet that's been RTd
— Dean Burnett (@garwboy) August 29, 2014
Shout it Cameron...
For the first time, the threat level actually goes up to 11 pic.twitter.com/IQ3Q5MZ0a3
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) August 29, 2014
This one is genuinely concerning...
Threat level: my aunt's started sharing Britain First stuff on Facebook sgain
— Mr Ogrizovic (@Mr_Ogrizovic) August 29, 2014
Threat level: SOON pic.twitter.com/Ud3QJ5w47q
— Rachel (@racybearhold) August 29, 2014
It's 2014 Mark, this type of worry should have been banished decades ago...
THREAT LEVEL: Not quite enough room left on that C90 to include that song you want to end the mixtape with.
— Mark Jones (@brokentv) August 29, 2014
Could you imagine?
Threat Level: Kitten Kong pic.twitter.com/vKbqMA7Nzy
— Two Flames (@msjenniferjames) August 29, 2014
Yup, we're with you Amy...
Threat level: Role play in an interview
— Amy (@mongbow) August 29, 2014
The animal or the footwear?
Threat Level: Crocs
— Hannah Williams (@flamingnora) August 29, 2014
Erm... yeah, ok, then...
Threat level: Tomato blight
— Scarlet Wilde (@wilde) August 29, 2014
The pavement peril of...
Threat level twin pram with buggy board
— CorporateGorilla (@CorporateGorila) August 29, 2014
Perhaps the very definition...
Threat Level: Going for another biscuit-dunk in your tea after three successful attempts
— C.J Styles (@Charles_Styles) August 29, 2014
Oh, lord, no...
Threat level: Gin will be rationed, Beer will be watered down
— John 'Hudson' Smiley (@LeicsFox) August 29, 2014
That would definitely quell the panic...
Threat level has been increased to a pleasant shade of mauve
— Phinky (@CardinalPhink) August 29, 2014
Then there were the cynics...
Threat level raised to: 'election looming, need patriotic distraction'
— Dan Curtis (@yellowfeverdan) August 29, 2014
And Nick with his very niche concerns...
Threat Level Baking Cupcakes With Unicorn
— Nick Gregory (@Nickipedia101) August 29, 2014
We hear ya...
Threat level: Rt’d someone without checking the character of their tweets.
— Alex (@alexanderpwalsh) August 29, 2014
The fashion threats...
Threat level: mustard trousers
— Doug (@unslugged) August 29, 2014
There are other places that sell the national dish...
Threat Level : Wetherspoons out of Fish on Wetherspoons Fish Friday
— littlejason (@littlejason) August 29, 2014
Now this is a genuine everyday peril...
Threat level: eye contact with chugger
— Mat-a-tat-tat (@MatofKilburnia) August 29, 2014
No Stu, you are wrong...
Threat level: Eating jaffa cakes.
— Stu (@_Alfista) August 29, 2014
And Gordon pretty much summed up the mood of the country...
Threat Level And Carry On.
— Gordon Gordon (@leif5000) August 29, 2014