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A Large Boulder the Size of a Small Boulder

Updated Jan 28, 2020 at 03:56PM EST by Sophie.

Added Jan 28, 2020 at 01:47PM EST by Sophie.

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About

A Large Boulder the Size of a Small Boulder refers to a phrasal gaffe posted by Colorado's San Miguel Sheriff Twitter account in January 2020 when announcing a roadblock warning. The phrase describing a boulder that was blocking a road was widely mocked and parodied on Twitter.

Origin

On January 27th, 2020, Twitter user @SheriffAlert[1] tweeted a picture of a snowy road with a large boulder in the middle of it with the caption, "Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area" (shown below). The tweet gained over 162,800 likes and 31,400 retweets in a day.


San Miguel Sheriff @SheriffAlert Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east-bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area. 2:45 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter Web App

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On January 27th, 2020, Twiter user @austin_mcbrown[2] shared a "stocks": image labeled "science" with the caption, "Man that there boulder is so large it looks kinda small!" (shown below, left). The tweet gained over 6,900 likes and 280 retweets in a day. That same day, Twitter user @GPollowitz[3] reposted the original tweet with the caption, "this small boulder identifies as a large boulder" (shown below, right) and accumulated over 1,800 likes and 250 retweets in a day.


Austin Brown @austin_mcbrown Replying to @SheriffAlert Man that there boulder is so large it looks kinda small! 560 0.68 %60 286 2.286 14563 .156 10287 0.12% science 0.1204 0.234 N/A 0.1902 V2T 5:52 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone Greg Pollowitz @GPollowitz this small boulder identifies as a large boulder. * San Miguel Sheriff @SheriffAlert 路 Jan 27 Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east- bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area. 5:42 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter Web App

The next day, Twitter user @devon__palmer[4] tweeted "Everybody gangster until the large boulder the size of a small boulder shows up" (shown below). The tweet gained over 4,700 likes and 880 retweets in a day.


Devon Palmer @devon_palmer Everybody gangster until the large boulder the size of a small boulder shows up 11:29 AM 路 Jan 28, 2020 路 Twitter for iPhone

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Manuel Lopez del Rio @mlopezdelrio Replying to @SheriffAlert Schrodinger's Boulder. Large and Small at the same time. 4:34 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter Web App Manuel Lopez del Rio @mlopezdelrio Replying to @SheriffAlert Schrodinger's Boulder. Large and Small at the same time. 4:34 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter Web App Paul @pablo_honey1 Replying to @SheriffAlert Who would win in a fight? A large-boulder-sized small boulder or 20 small-boulder-sized large boulders? 5:43 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter for Android Deigo @YoDiegoYo I'm gonna be saying "large boulder the size of a small boulder" in my head for months San Miguel Sheriff @SheriffAlert 路 Jan 27 Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east- bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area. 5:16 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter Web App Sir TapTap @SirTapTap Bad comedians: "you can't be funny without offending someone" Actual comedy: "large boulder the size of a small boulder" San Miguel Sheriff @SheriffAlert 路 Jan 27 Large boulder the size of a small boulder is completely blocking east- bound lane Highway 145 mm78 at Silverpick Rd. Please use caution and watch for emergency vehicles in the area. 10:53 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter Web App Black Kryptonian @Blk_Kryptonian Replying to @amber_knott84 and @SheriffAlert Large boulder the size the size of a slightly smaller boulder than large boulder, the size of a small boulder's younger brother, not to be confused with the oldest brother large boulder the size of a large boulder- has been there the whole time & he just wants to be noticed. NOTICE ME SENPAI 10:16 PM 路 Jan 27, 2020 路 Twitter for Android

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External References

[1] Twitter 鈥 SheriffAlert

[2] Twitter 鈥 austin_mcbrown

[3] Twitter 鈥 GPollowitz

[4] Twitter 鈥 devon__palmer

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