The endless stream of White House spelling mistakes


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/02/the-endless-stream-of-white-ho.html


#2

"Make America Grate Again" -JimmyKimmelLive

“Not the way the liberal, leftist dictionary spells them but rather the way our president does” -JKimmel


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#4

Well of course, Trump only hires people whose primary qualification is “toadying.”


#5

No, he hires people whose primary qualification is “todaying”.


#6

I cannot ever unsee this image. Thanks brother.


#7

Alternative spellings?


#8

#FakNooos


#9

It is interesting in the sense that this could seem like a minor thing to point out in the shit show that is the “presidency” but incompetence at proofreading has actual consequences:

Even if it is just the total plausibility that they actually did make a typo and are not just clueless.


#10

It was also spelling mistakes that made it easy to figure out who leaked Mueller’s questions to Trump.


#11

I’m reminded of a joke I read years ago and can’t seem to find today (my google-fu is weak this morning) regarding simplifying the spelling and alphabet and revised pronunciation of sounds and letters.
Short of it was the simplified English sounded very much like a cartoon Russian accent.

Damn, this post would have had more punch if I could find it. Maybe someone else remembers this one and has more success at retrieval than I do.


#12

Today,the White house announced a new initiative for the president and all senior communications personnel.


#13

Mark Twain wrote an essay about simplifying English and ending up with German. There was a joke I heard years ago about SAP (or
Siemens) based on that essay.


#14

Oops. Self-correction: http://grammar.ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/twain.htm


#15

I post things all the time and then later proofread and correct them which is just one of the reasons I am not qualified to run a country.


#16

Incompetence manifests itself in many waze.


#17

Some folks might say a blog/news organization should also care about spelling mistakes. I still think you all need to hire an editor.


#18

Yes that is the one. Thank you, my memory was fuzzy about the language target also it seems.


#19

Considering the lack of importance he attaches to the meaning of the words that come out of his face hole, I think it’s no surprise that spelling would be considered trivial.


#20

Which is why i use google spam instead.