A few days ago on Twitter, the Merriam-Webster account had a field day with Trump’s numerous misspellings of the word “hereby”. With genius wordplay, the Webster account made hilarious mockery of Donald Trump and his difficulty with words.
In a furious tweet complaining about Democratic leadership, Trump accidentally spelled “hear by” rather than the correct version, “hereby”. Following his incorrect tweet, he attempted yet another spelling of the word and somehow manages to screw it up a second time by writing it as “hearby”. On his third attempt, he finally got the spelling correct.
I hereby demand a second investigation, after Schumer, of Pelosi for her close ties to Russia, and lying about it. https://t.co/qCDljfF3wN
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017
Within a few hours, the Merriam-Webster account had already crafted a hilarious response stating “Here. Bye” with a link to the definition of hereby.
This encounter is not the first time Merriam-Webster’s account has enjoyed calling out Trump’s spelling errors. Throughout Trump’s presidential campaign, they often attempted to decipher his misspelled words. Some of their favorite misspellings included “honer” and “chocker”. For his use of the mystery term “leightweight”, Merriam-Webster countered, “We have no idea”.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 26, 2016
The account also posted a definition of feminism (the idea that men and women should have equal opportunities and rights) in response to Kellyanne Conway’s (a well-known Trump aide) description of the word as “very anti-male” and “very pro-abortion”.
📈'Feminism' is defined as "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities." https://t.co/Zjf7CAPUjL
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 23, 2017
*whispers into the void* In contemporary use, fact is understood to refer to something with actual existence. https://t.co/gCKRZZm23c
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 24, 2017