17 Times Dictionary.com Burned Donald Trump (and His Administration)
In these trying times, a hero sometimes emerges in the most unexpected of places. Case in point: in 2018, the official Twitter account for Dictionary.com seems to have leaned hard into the political sphere, and the results are rather dazzling. The account is really only using what it has at its disposal . . . which is, quite literally, the dictionary. This leads to all kinds of fodder when applied to tweets published by President Donald Trump and the other members of his administration; Dictionary.com is nitpicking spelling, misuse of words and phrases, and even more apt definitions for today's seemingly buzzy terms, like "fake news." It even had a rather pointed word of the year in 2017. But we'll stop blabbering — when it comes to words, we'll just let the tweets speak for themselves.
That Time It Clarified Those Pesky Homophones
When It Was Clear That There's No Such Thing as an "Ex-FBI LAYER"
When It Was Like, "Just Say 'Lie' Next Time"
When a Definition For "Witchunt" Could Not Be Located
How do you say that? "Wih-chunt"? "Which-unt"?
When It Simply Dragged His Decision to Use Questionable Slang
When It REALLY Leaned In on That Whole "State of the Uniom" Mess
In case you're not familiar, it's a real thing that happened in January: tickets to invited guests were all mistakenly printed with "State of the Uniom" on them.
When It Simply Defined "Traitor" and "Patriot"
Right after his meeting with Vladimir Putin, of course.
That Moment When We Just Needed to Remember What "Journalism" Is
That Moment When It Cast Superb Shade on the Use of "Fake News"
When It Really Leaned Into This Hilarious Typo
When It Wanted Us to Be Realistic About the Amount of Sharks We Could Jump
When We Really, Really Needed to Remember What an "Immigrant" Is
When It Was Crucial to Clarify Exactly What Was Going On
When It Revealed That Some Words Have Multiple Definitions, Like "Judge," For Instance
When It Even Managed to Sneak In a Star Wars Reference While ALSO Educating Everyone
When Even Colloquial Phrases Were Not Beyond Its Reach
Gotta love the tweets that contain the phrase "[Name] says [this]." Usually it comes with quite a bit of sarcasm. Kind of like that Kylie Jenner situation.