On Tuesday, Mr. Trump prided himself on Twitter about his “ability to write.” Trump boasted that he had written many best selling books and that “Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake.” Trump tweeted:
‘After having written many best selling books, and somewhat priding myself on my ability to write, it should be noted that the Fake News constantly likes to pour over my tweets looking for a mistake. I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!’
Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s official Twitter account didn’t hold back, quickly mocking the president for his misuse of “pour over” rather than “pore over.” Within an hour, the dictionary fired back definitions of both.
Hilariously, Merriam-Webster even went so far as to take a jab at Trump’s hairstyle. The dictionary garnered a large number of responses to the tweet as well:
Here is Trump’s corrected tweet:
This isn’t the first time Merriam-Webster has trolled the president over his poor spelling. Last March, the dictionary corrected his use of the word “hereby.” In a tweet, Trump wrote:
‘I hear by demand a second investigation.’
He then replaced that tweet with one that read “hearby.” That one eventually disappeared and this correctly edited one was posted:
Merriam-Webster couldn’t resist tweeting the correct spelling and definition of the word “hereby.”
In addition, last February, Kellyanne Conway tweeted that the word “feminism” “seems to be very anti-male, and it certainly is very pro-abortion.” Once again, Merriam-Webster set the record straight.
It is wise to predict that Merriam-Webster Dictionary will stay busy for awhile.
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