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Merriam-Webster Trolls Trump Over Misspelled Tweet Bragging About His ‘Ability To Write’

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Merriam-Webster Trolls Trump Over Misspelled Tweet Bragging About His ‘Ability To Write’




Merriam-Webster Dictionary’s official Twitter account on Tuesday mocked President Trump for misspelling “pore” in a tweet bragging about his “ability to write” by offering to teach him the difference between “pore over” “pour over,” and “comb over.”

Trump incorrectly used the phrase “pour over,” meaning to skip, instead of “pore over,” which means to closely examine or study.

“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,” he wrote. “I capitalize certain words only for emphasis, not b/c they should be capitalized!”

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!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2018


The Hill added:

The dictionary fired back within an hour, tweeting definitions of “pore over”: “to read or study very carefully,” and “pour over”: “to make expensive coffee.”

The tweet also took a jab at Trump’s hairstyle, including the definition of “comb over”: “to comb hair from the side of the head to cover the bald spot.”




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