Jonathan Sun is a Ph.D. candidate at MIT. He's a playwright, an artist, an architect, an engineer and a designer. It probably goes without saying that he knows how to spell.
But on Twitter, he's jonnysun — an "aliebn confuesed abot humamn lamgauge," as his bio puts it.
"Jonnysun" is an icon of "weird Twitter," an absurd-comedy subculture on the social networking platform.
Sun's alter ego mostly writes tweets that are haphazard and misspelled — but still manage to say something. Sometimes his jokes are just silly; others are downright profound. Many are both.