SOPA vs. soap: Twitter users get it wrong, make bad jokes

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As the mass online blackout against the “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) and the “PROTECT IP Act” (PIPA) climbs over its midpoint, more and more citizens are becoming aware of these contentious pieces of anti-piracy legislation. Well, sorta. If Twitter is any indication — and, with thousands of popular sites offline today, it’s one of the few indicators we have left — it seems as though the acronym “SOPA” is being confused with “soap,” the magical cleaning product. Besides a smattering of befuddlement over the similar spellings, many users are taking the opportunity to show off their “skills” as comedians. Here, a sampling of the best-worst examples:

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For more stupid tweets about SOPA, Wikipedia and the blackout in general, check out this one-day joke Twitter account, @herpderpedia.

[Image via Big Pants Production/Shutterstock]

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