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Article About Television's Effect On Relationships Inspires A Bizarre 'Sweep The Special Chimney' Meme 😂

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

An article in The London Times titled "I'll tell you what's wrong with midlife sex - the telly" has left Twitter in stitches because of its meme-worthy tease.

The article by Carol Midgley blames a disappointing sex life on excessive TV watching. Both in the article and in the Twitter tease and link to the piece, the phrase "sweep the special chimney" appears, presumably, as a euphemism for the act of coitus itself. 

We're not sure if this is a well-known metaphor for sex in the UK but, here in the U.S., it's rather odd and utterly hysterical. 

Some people drew parallels between the phrase and a beloved movie character and her good friend Bert: