Argentinian Politician's Cryptic Tweet Leaves Internet Guessing

Dr. Hermes Binner - foto: Laura Schneider

Dr. Hermes Binner – Photo: Laura Schneider

Incumbent president of the Socialist Party in Argentina and former presidential candidate in the latest election, Dr. Hermes Binner, tweeted a mysterious string of letters from his Twitter account that became a trending topic.

The tweet has already been deleted, but local media as well as Infobae [en] published the image of the message:

Un tipeo sin sentido, sólo con las letras “Obvnzfhnhxds” llevaron a Hermes Binner a convertirse en Trending Topic global, el tema más comentado en la red social twitter en el mundo la tarde de este jueves.

A senseless typing, just the characters “Obvnzfhnhxds“, made Hermes Binner a global Trending Topic, the most commented topic on the social network Twitter in the world on Thursday [February 14].

And from there, starting with the message from @HermesBinner, Argentinian Twitter users tried to understand the tweet #Obvñzfhnhxds, just as Wascapp (@MatiRiedel) did, who wrote [es]:

@MatiRiedel: Dicen q. si decís #Obvñzfhnhxds 3 veces frente al espejo, te aparece Binner y el gato que tiene en la cabeza te salta a la cara y te asfixia

@MatiRiedel: It's been said, if you say #Obvñzfhnhxds three times in front of a mirror, Binner appears and the cat he has over his head jumps to your face and suffocates you.

According to Relatos del Presente (@RelatoDPresente), the tweet is a way of conquering the electorate [es]:

@RelatoDPresente: Está bien que @HermesBinner quiera conquistar al electorado ultrakirchnerista, pero con esto de #Obvñzfhnhxds se pasó de rosca [se pasó de la raya].

@RelatoDPresente: It's OK if @HermesBinner wants to conquer the ultrakirchnerist electorate, but with this #Obvñzfhnhxds he went too far.

Nicolás Lichtmaier (@Niqueco) proposed [es] organizing a march with banners and the hashtag #Obvñzfhnhxds. On the other hand, journalist Jorge Lanata (@lanataenel13) said (the tweet has already been deleted):

@lanataenel13: Ustedes se ríen, pero #Obvñzfhnhxds es lo más inteligente que le he escuchado a Binner en años…

@lanataenel13: You are all laughing, but #Obvñzfhnhxds is the smartest thing I've heard from Binner in a while…

Among the speculative messages, @lelulandia alluded to Valentines's Day, tweeting [es]:

@lelulandia: Entre tanta boludez romántica, lo más interesante que leí el día de hoy es#Obvñzfhnhxds.

@lelulandia: Among all this romantic crap, the most interesting thing I've read today is #Obvñzfhnhxds.

Lastly, from his Twitter account, Hermes Binner concluded:

@HermesBinner: Errar es humano, perdonar es divino. Gracias por estar tan atentos #Obvñzfhnhxds

@HermesBinner: To err is human, to forgive is divine. Thank you all for paying attention so closely. #Obvñzfhnhxds

The trend went beyond [es] Argentinian borders.

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