The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games were “pure dead brilliant”, Prince Imran said last night at the closing ceremony of the Games, making the Glaswegian phrase trend on Twitter.
The ceremony was mentioned using hashtag #closingceremony over 63,000 times in the past day, while #puredeadbrilliant clocked up just over 1,000 mentions.
That was like a really long best man's speech at a wedding which is just about saved by one cracking joke at the end #puredeadbrilliant
— Neil Cardwell (@ncardwell) August 3, 2014
Prince Imran is my new hero. What a legend hahaha #puredeadbrilliant#closingceremony — Ailidh (@AilidhParker) August 3, 2014
While Prince Imran’s quote may have won it for the Glaswegians, it was Kylie’s performance that racked up over 2,000 mentions.
— CommonwealthGamesENG (@weRengland) August 3, 2014
A lot of mentions came from Australian track star Genevieve LaCaze stage bombing Kylie’s performance, as she celebrated her 25th birthday.
— Elin Yapp (@elinyapp) August 4, 2014
A final massive ‘Thank you’ to all of YOU! Our social fans who have helped make #Glasgow2014 the #BestGamesEver! pic.twitter.com/Dmd6eq6pYk — Glasgow 2014 (@Glasgow2014) August 3, 2014
The stars of the opening ceremony were the Scottie dogs, as well as the dancing Tunnocks teacakes - with the latter seeing a 62 per cent increase in sales.