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Wed May 31, 2017, 02:27 PM

After months of trolling Trump, Merriam-Webster has no words about covfefe

When President Trump posted a misspelled “unpresidented” tweet, Merriam-Webster tweeted a definition of “huh.”

During the presidential campaign, Trump said it was a great “honer” to win a February 2016 debate. So Merriam-Webster defined that word as “one that hones.”

When Trump called Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) a “leightweight chocker,” the dictionary mocked him by trying to define the two misspelled words. For “leightweight,” Merriam-Webster said, “We have no. idea.” For “chocker,” — well, how do you define “nope”?

Merriam-Webster has gained online fame for trolling Trump (as a candidate and as president). Its use of wit and humor has earned it nearly half a million followers — up from about 180,000 when its social-media strategy was confined to a “Word of the Day” tweet in the morning and a quiz in the afternoon. Now, Trump-trolling tweets immediately go viral, including the most recent one in response to the president's confusing midnight tweet: “Despite the constant negative press covfefe”

Whoever was handling Merriam-Webster's Twitter account apparently woke up in the wee hours of Wednesday and checked Twitter. This time, though, the dictionary didn't jab at Trump. No correction of the confusing word. No definition of “huh” or “nope.”

Its response was, essentially, no response.




more at link:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/31/after-months-of-trolling-trump-merriam-webster-has-no-words-about-covfefe/

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Thu Jun 1, 2017, 10:16 AM

1. LOL, Excellent! Thanks for sharing. nt

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