Secretary of State John Kerry is an important man, so you’d think the respected international statesman’s social media team would have put a little bit more thought into what Secretary Kerry used as his personal Twitter signature (the signature lets readers know that it’s John Kerry personally sending a tweet, and not some anonymous member of the State Department’s web team).
But no, that apparently didn’t happen. All of John Kerry’s personal tweets are signed using his personal initials: “JK.”
Problem is, basically the entire English-speaking world recognizes “JK” as the abbreviation for “Just Kidding.” In February, a few writers noticed this viral Easter egg, but after six months of tweeting, we can see that it did, in fact, turn out to be as hilarious as we thought it would be.
Here are John Kerry’s best unintentionally hilarious tweets:
Opening day, Red Sox vs. Yankees: Now that’s baseball -JK
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 1, 2013
It apparently wasn’t that great.
Just met w/ #ROK For. Minister Yun- looking fwd to visiting Seoul next wk. Our 60-yr alliance backbone of stability, peace. -JK
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 2, 2013
We’ve had enough of your shenanigans, minister.
Opened new front in old fight agst war criminals- my latest @HuffingtonPost: http://t.co/1NSHxOEFbH –JK
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 3, 2013
They’re really not that bad.
.@HonJohnBaird, Bet case of MA Sam Adams vs. yr Molson Canadian that US women best Canada tonight as Ice Hockey World Champs. Game on?-JK
— Department of State (@StateDept) April 9, 2013
Betting beer on a hockey game? Psh, you wish. I’ve got nukes to count.
#AU – happy annvsry to 50 year partner, honored to be in Addis Ababa to talk to young people. -JK #YouthConnect — Department of State (@StateDept) May 24, 2013
Secretary Kerry would have rather been anywhere else than Addis Ababa…
LGBT rights = universal rts: equality, dignity for all people. -JK #LGBT — Department of State (@StateDept) June 19, 2013
Even his snarkiest aides thought the Secretary’s use of sarcasm here was a bit over the top. But Kerry insisted.
Today, pls set aside time to reaffirm commitment for most vulnerable. -JK #RefugeeDay2013 — Department of State (@StateDept) June 20, 2013
Haha, right. The world’s most vulnerable totally have it made.
My 1st #Iftar dinner as Secretary tonight @StateDept. To millions of Muslims in US/around world – Ramadan Kareem. -JK
— Department of State (@StateDept) July 24, 2013
Showing the Muslim world who’s boss.