Look, it’s news to absolutely no one that Liam Gallagher is the tweeter of the century. The gobby little bugger’s a mad bastard behind the iPhone keyboard, like the Donald Trump of rock ‘n’ roll (only, like, without the potentially apocalyptic, war-starting side effects). If you don’t follow him, you’re a mug.
However, he’s not always completely on the money. After a few drinkies, his wandering thumbs sometimes stumble. Better yet, when he hits a bout of writers’ block, he often scrambles over the top, rather than stopping to re-assess. Case in point: his outstanding typos.
“Earth to noel listen up rkid I hear your doing gigs where people can’t drink alcohol now,” he tweeted yesterday (July 19), before adding – “that’s the BeZarist thing you’ve done yet”.
Earth to noel listen up rkid I hear your doing gigs where people can't drink alcohol now that's the BeZarist thing you've done yet I forgive you now let's get the BIG O back together and stop fucking about the drinks are on me LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) July 19, 2018
BeZarist. Look at it. It’s fantastic. We’ve all been there – even outstanding, often flawless NME wordsmiths like myself struggle with the spelling of a word from time to time. But rather than turn to the dictionary like a fucking coward, Liam’s charged on forward, phonetically spelling it out as he went. It’s a radical approach to writing that’s worked for experimental poets in the past, and now it’s working for LG.
Below, we’ve rounded up a bunch more of Liam’s most out-there approaches to the English language.
So I wake up to news that I hit another and I mean another all time low after my vile and I mean vile outburst outburst did somebody say outburst about Fred mercy I'm sooooooo sorry if I upset anybody it's a good job there's 24 hours in a day as you'll get over it LG x
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) June 25, 2018
Offering a half-arsed apology for slagging off Queen frontman Freddie Mercury, LG couldn’t resist one final par – “Freddie Mercy”, he called the rock icon. Mercy. That’s not even close, mate. “I’m sooooooo sorry if I upset anybody it’s a good job there’s 24 hours in a day as you’ll get over it LG x.” he added. Possibly sarcastically?
What you saying Mel bin have we met bfore don't know whether I'm coming or going with tour up down left rite any ways see you in a bit LGx
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) January 4, 2018
On his trip to Oz at the start of the year, he got particularly overexcited by his trip to Melbourne, referring to the city as… Mel Bin. Whether it was a slight on the city’s sanitation, a simple slip of the thumb, or perhaps a reference to the ‘bin chicken’, a colloquial name for the fucked-up Ibis birds that roam around the place, we’re not sure.
GOT TO FACE REALTY
Things are not the way they used to be I won't tell no lie one n all got to face realty now
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) October 2, 2017
Taking to the ‘net to share some lyrics to classic Bob Marley song ‘Natural Mystic’, Liam’s penchant for wordplay got the better of him. ‘Got to face realty,’ he wrote – presumably a reference to his love of house-hunting.
AND THE ALL-TIME CLASSIC
It takes more than wheeling out your old mate uri geller and har mar superstar to make a so called out there record snoozer as you were LG
— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) September 24, 2017
If we’re totally honest, this isn’t even close to being a misspelling, is it? In fact, it’s a perfectly primed bit of banter, aimed at his brother’s best pals and harnessing the glorious timeless art of cockney rhyming slang to great effect. Uri Geller? Paul Weller. Har Mar Superstar? Johnny Marr. Liam Gallagher? King of Twitter. As you were.