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Thread: Merriam-Webster Trolls Trump On ‘Foe’

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    Cat-tastic Babba's Avatar
    Jul 2007

    So. Md.

    Merriam-Webster Trolls Trump On ‘Foe’

    The increasingly saucy writers behind the Merriam-Webster Dictionary Twitter account have zapped Donald Trump for calling the European Union a “foe.”
    “I think the European Union is a foe,” Trump said Sunday in a CBS interview on “Face the Nation.” “What they do to us in trade. Now you wouldn’t think of the European Union, but they’re a foe.”

    Merriam-Webster appeared to be just as stunned as Americans — and Europeans — were. But the president did use the word “foe,” and yes, the dictionary assured in a tweet, the definition of “foe” remains the same.

    Particularly cheeky was the dictionary’s use of the word in a sample sentence: “Many considered him a foe of democracy.”

    Twitter fell head-over-heels in love. One tweet offered the dictionary a drink. Another tongue-in-cheek comment asked Merriam-Webster who the hell she thought she was, dictating word definitions.

    They also trolled him on July 4.

    Merriam-Webster Dictionary's official Twitter account couldn't resist a quick jab at Donald Trump's misuse of the word "pour" in a recent (now deleted) tweet, especially since that same tweet saw him brag about his "ability to write". Complaining that the "Fake News" likes to "pour [sic]" over his tweets looking for mistakes, Merriam-Webster quickly pointed out a few useful definitions: that "pore over" means "to read or study very carefully" and to "pour over" means "to make expensive coffee".

    And just to ensure Merriam-Webster's target was clear, the tweet added that "comb over" means "to comb hair from the side of the head to cover the bald spot".

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    Veteran Member Micro Machines Champion, Race Against Time Champion Tedminator's Avatar
    Jun 2010

    South Florida
    stable genius needs to buy a thesaurus and dictionary.
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    Trust Dusty Davocrat's Avatar
    Apr 2007

    Deep State
    Language has a well known liberal bias.
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