(The Root) — The black folk on Twitter are a wildly creative bunch. This has been proved time and time again with hilarious hashtags, like #BlackBuzzFeed and #PaulasBestDishes. They also have a penchant for cleverly remixing famous names to make them funnier. We saw this when Chris Brown subtweeted Rihanna, and we see it every day in people's screen names.
From "Hoelivia Pope" to "Slimi Hendrix," black Twitter puts as much thought into its handles as it does its hashtags. The latest trend, which I love, is to put "Bae" into regular names ("Bae," of course, being the best black pet name there is). Check out some of our favorite black Twitter handles!
1. W.E.B.B.I.E DuBois
Webbie meets the Talented Tenth.
2. Bae Dawn Chong
"Bae! Who dis woman?"
3. Olivia Dope
Her white hat is doper than your white hat.
4. Afroanna Puffington
Like Arianna, but blacker.
5. Trillis Hyman
6. Petty Shabazz
7. Perverta Flack
You've got a friend — with benefits.
8. Chillie Holiday
Southern trees bear so much chill.
Wonder if there's a Bae Ivy out there somewhere?
10. Dilly! Dilli! Dillé!
Shout out to Tony! Toni! Toné!
11. Flair Huxtable
Just when we thought Clair couldn't get any flashier.
12. Trillary Clinton
MY ONLY ACTIVISM RIGHT NOW IS TRYING TO GRADUATE WITHOUT DEBT AND GO TO LAW SCHOOL IN A FAILING LAW MARKET. FIX THAT AND THEN WE CAN TALK.
— Trillary Clinton (@mofiwe) July 26, 2013
Kind of redundant since Hillary's already the trillest. Dope, nonetheless.
13. Chilly D. Williams
Cool just got cooler.
14. Rudy Bae Moore
King of the baesploitation film.
15. Montel Trilliams
Random, but hilarious!
Tracy Clayton is a writer, humorist and blogger from Louisville, Ky.