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Thursday, June 1, 2017

A new Word has been added to the English Dictionary? The World reacts.


A midnight tweet by Donald Trump unleashed a wave of sometimes mocking speculation by Internet users wondering what the U.S. President meant by writing "covfefe" in an apparently unfinished Twitter post that lingered online for hours. 

At 12:06 a.m. ET, Trump wrote: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”The post, since deleted, was followed by a Trump message at 6:09 a.m. ET that sought to put a playful tone on the misfire, saying, "Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!" The original message, which seemed to have been the start of a Trump complaint about media coverage, soon became a top trend on Twitter.


Some users sought clarification from dictionary company Merriam-Webster. They did not get a definition but did draw a response. "Covfefe" also made its way into the Urban Dictionary, a website that collates online word submissions. Asked at a briefing whether people should be concerned that the President sent out an incoherent Tweet and left it up for hours, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said: "No."

"I think the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant," Spicer added when asked why the Tweet remained uncorrected for so long on Trump's personal @realDonaldTrump account.


What is Donald Trump trying to say? 
That is the question people around the world are trying answer after the US President posted a bizarre tweet. The hashtag #covfefe was the top trending item on Twitter soon after it was posted in the early hours of Wednesday as people tried to work out what he meant. Is the President trying to use a safe word? Or is it just a typo - the result of one his renowned late-night tweeting sessions?

A mock Google translation of "covfefe" from Russian into English as "I resign" soon appeared, while others used the phrase "Drain the covfefe" - a play on Mr Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.


Some tried to work out how it was pronounced - possibilities ranging from cov-fee-fee to cov-feh-fay, but most joked about what the word meant. James Corden tweeted: "I'm gonna try and go back to sleep now. Everyone stay #covfefe."




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