Language is alive. It constantly changes, words go out of use, new words come into being and describe new things, ideas and concepts. Just yesterday, the vocabulary of the English language has been enriched. Here’s what Urban Dictionary has to say about “covfefe”:
Covfefe is the once secret name of an ancient tentacle monster that white supremacists fornicate with. The name was leaked to the public when Donald Trump, well known leaker of classified info, tweeted while relieving his arousal upon its girth. In the throes of passion, Trump cried out the name of his lover mid-tweet, EJACULATING IT INTO CYBERSPACE!
Transcript of the Incident:
Trump: Despite constant negative press-
Covfefe: *thrusts its engorged girth deep into its lover*
Trump: *consumed by the spell of EROS* Covfefe!
I’m pretty sure that the Oxford English Dictionary recorded a huge increase in traffic and search queries for “covfefe”.
But Seriously, What’s Going On?
The president of the US, Donald Trump, tweeted yesterday a tweet with a typo. Or is it really a typo? Here’s the tweet:
Apparently, Trump misspelled “coverage” and this is how “covfefe” was born. The tweet was deleted and a new tweet has been tweeted:
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
You can guess what happened next.
The Internet Went Crazy
It’s no surprise that it escalated so quickly:
- It’s the president of the most powerful country in the world.
- It’s his yet another Twitter fail.
What’s more, the opinions about the current president are highly divided. Another Twitter faux pas by Trump fuels the opponents of his presidency who question his credentials.
Consequently, the social media buzz around “covfefe” has exploded. And so have the reactions from Brand24 which is a social media monitoring tool.
There were over 14k mentions of “covfefe”. They altogether generated estimated social media reach of 60 030 523 users.
The majority of mentions came from Facebook, Instagram and discussion forums, particularly from Reddit.
Here’s the dessert. Have a look at some of the most hilarious reactions to “covfefe”. Let’s begin from Hilary Clinton’s reactions:
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
— Jordan VanDina (@Shrimptooth) May 31, 2017
Whoever did this wins the internet.
— Matthew Summers (@mdsummers) May 31, 2017
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
— Kristina Wong ?? (@mskristinawong) May 31, 2017
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) May 31, 2017
— Tardígrado (@al1encr) May 31, 2017
When they go low, we covfefe.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) May 31, 2017
I don't always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Covfefe.
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) May 31, 2017
How is Covfefe pronounced though? 🙂 pic.twitter.com/WGUKDNDdCn
— Marina (@MarinaDiamandis) May 31, 2017
The Internet is beautiful.
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