How a crash in Worcestershire caused a social media mix-up in the USA

MIX-UP: The scene at Broomhall Way, Worcestershire today

MIX-UP: The scene at Broomhall Way, Worcestershire today

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by , Group Deputy Editor

A WORCESTER News story about a lorry crash caused a mix-up across the pond in America.

As well as posting a report on this website, we also used social media to warn our readers about the widespread traffic chaos that was expected at Broomhall Way on the city's southern link road today.

Our tweets were picked up by Joe @ScanWorcester in Massachusetts, USA. His Twitter biography says he has an interest in "public safety incidents, news and other fun stuff".

He seemed to assume the accident was in his neighbourhood (and don't worry, Joe, we've all been there!). This was the result:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our original tweet

And Joe's quickly on the case

The confusion begins

... and gets worse

Ah, it's all becoming clearer

Joe's followers can even joke about it (at a Brit's expense)

But this is just rude!

Hmm. Not so sure about this, Joe

A final word of clarification from our pal in the US

 

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9:11am Wed 23 Apr 14

thesquirrel says...

"the only way that address could have been more British would be if it had bad teeth"

That's so funny. I wonder how many people are aware that the British have a reputation abroad for having bad teeth?
"the only way that address could have been more British would be if it had bad teeth" That's so funny. I wonder how many people are aware that the British have a reputation abroad for having bad teeth? thesquirrel
  • Score: 1

10:29am Wed 23 Apr 14

Peter WR5 says...

Bad teeth in the American mind--most definitely; but, at least we drive on the correct side of the road!
Bad teeth in the American mind--most definitely; but, at least we drive on the correct side of the road! Peter WR5
  • Score: 3

5:28pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Tomigti says...

Bad Teeth!!!???? have they not met Joey Essex!!!??? OHHHHHH The Penny Drops :)
Bad Teeth!!!???? have they not met Joey Essex!!!??? OHHHHHH The Penny Drops :) Tomigti
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Wed 23 Apr 14

pinkfluff says...

Bad teeth how rude! Does that give me licence to say that Americans are not the shiniest penny in the purse? lol
Bad teeth how rude! Does that give me licence to say that Americans are not the shiniest penny in the purse? lol pinkfluff
  • Score: 4

10:26pm Wed 23 Apr 14

Old Uncle says...

How about warm beer?
How about warm beer? Old Uncle
  • Score: 1

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