Shamed social networking site Twitter, admitted today that in actual fact they had indeed taken the name for their site from a prototype weapon developed by the Nazi's in 1943.
The "Twitter Bomb" was regarded as Adolf Hitler's favourite design for a weapon given his strong belief that the bomb would be the key to defeating the British resistance.
The bomb which was designed by Dr Raymond Schwartz-Weister-Scuntsberg had a specific wind inflow and outflow valve which meant that as the bomb descended to its target, air passing through the valves would create a sound as though a number of domestic British birds were "twittering" loudly.
It was a firm belief held by the Nazi's that should the British hear such a sound, they would immediately succumb to their "ornithologist tendencies" and leave bomb shelters and bunkers to observe the wonderful birds. At which point the bomb would strike, wiping out the nation in a matter of days.
Unfortunately the Nazi project never really got off the ground, as the only sound which they could generate from the bomb in descent was that of a Yodelling man.
As the British are famed for hating yodellers, the project was scrapped, although it was noted as the perfect weapon to destroy the Swiss.
It is believed that the Twitter organisation are reviewing other potential names for the site.