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Top tweets: Happy 716 Day, Western New York

Today is July 16, or 7/16, or sans slash, 716, which is the area code for most of Western New York. Apparently, this is cause for civic celebration!

The hashtag #716Day started trending nationally this morning around 10, an impressive social media feat and proof that people across the United States remain loyal to their roots in Buffalo (or they just like grain elevators, chicken wings and Jack Eichel).

The best tweets from the morning of #716Day, broken into categories.

Heartfelt tweets that love what distinguishes the 716 from the rest of the world:

Yeah, #716Day could be construed as another excuse to party, like Dyngus Day or the day before Thanksgiving.

The "GET OFF MY LAWN" crew:

The people who just don't understand:

The casual jokesters:

Email Ben Tsujimoto, who's still laughing at the May 85 joke, at

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