Current Twitter trends: Toyota Prii, Bart Simpson's birthday, Nicholas Courtney

Toyota is using Twitter to declare that, due to popular demand, the official plural of its hybrid car brand Prius will now be called "Prii."

The second, third and fourth places on Twitter's most talked about topics list are taken by the hashtags "#thatswhyyourmyex," "#inventosdeldiablo" and "#yououtofline."

British TV actor "Nicholas Courtney," best known for his role as Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Steward in the TV series Doctor Who, died at age 81.

Twitterers are tweeting that they are "desperately sad to hear that Nicholas Courtney has passed away."

On a happier note, fans of the animated TV series The Simpsons are wishing "Bart Simpson" a happy 32nd birthday.

To celebrate his birthday microbloggers are posting the messages, "Happy 32nd Birthday Bart Simpson!!! I swear you don't look a day over 30" and "Bart Simpson: Can I have a beer?/Homer: All right, but not the imported./Marge: Homer!/Homer: You've got to set limits, Marge."  

According to people on Twitter, Korean pop group members "Alexander & Kim Kibum" will leave their band U-KISS.

The name of American movie " Space Jam" is in eighth place, animated TV series " American Dad" is in ninth place and the German translation of "Good morning" ("Guten Morgen") is in tenth place.

The top 10 most talked about topics on Twitter on February 23 at 7:30 AM GMT are:

  1. Prii (promoted)
  2. #thatswhyyourmyex (new)
  3. #inventosdeldiablo (new)
  4. #yououtofline (new)
  5. Nicholas Courtney (new)
  6. Bart Simpson (new)
  7. Alexander & Kim Kibum (new)
  8. Space Jam (new)
  9. American Dad (new)
  10. Guten Morgen (new)
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