OK, those of us who post on Twitter know that it’s easy to make typos when you’re hurriedly sending a message of 140 characters. But it really doesn’t hurt to take a few seconds to see if you’ve spelled and punctuated everything correctly. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee, however, apparently doesn’t take those few seconds.
And here we go with tweeting, the Donald Trump’s way
Bad ‘Judgement’ This is a spelling Trump uses frequently, but according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “judgment” is the preferred spelling. “Judgement” is a variant. Well, Trump’s judgment is often questionable.
I Before E, Except After C Apparently Trump hasn’t heard that adage, or hasn’t paid attention to it. There are some other exceptions, but the proper spelling is “received.” And yes, the r is right next to the e on a standard keyboard, so that’s an easy typo to make, but it’s also easy to correct.
Examine Yourself Before Judging Others While critiquing Hillary Clinton, Trump makes a spelling error, leaving the p out of “teleprompter.” Fun fact: It derives from the brand name TelePrompTer, but it’s now accepted as a generic term without all those capital letters.
Night Must Fall It’s pretty bad when you misspell the names of your supporters. And former Indiana University men’s basketball coach Bobby Knight is a hero to many Hoosiers, although not to those who have been the targets of his legendary outbursts of temper. We don’t know if he lashed out at Trump, but the candidate quickly deleted the tweet and sent out a new one with the correct spelling.
By the Time I Get to Phoenix It’s also not a good idea to misspell the names of cities where you’re courting voters. It’s Phoenix, Donald.
A ‘Loosing’ Proposition This doesn’t even make enough sense to be the basis of a joke.
Bewitching Kansas Another city misspelled. Maybe Donald was bewitched by Kansas’s largest city — which is spelled Wichita.
Chock-Full of Errors This is one of several tweets with misspellings Trump sent out after one of the Republican presidential debates. He gets “choker” right once, then wrong. Marco Rubio had fun making fun of him.
Could I Have a ‘Leight’? Here’s “chocker” again, plus a misspelling of “lightweight.”
Dumb and Dumber We bet Lawrence O’Donnell’s smart enough to spell “dumber” correctly. And by the way, his show’s still on the air.
No Respect for the President It’s one thing to disagree with a president, it’s another to completely disrespect him — such as by alleging he’s not a U.S. citizen. And Trump can’t even be bothered to spell President Barack Obama’s name right!
No Honor It was a great sharpener?
Shocked, Shocked Maybe Trump has “choker” and “shocker” mixed up.
Paid in Full Since we’ve heard Trump doesn’t always pay his bills, perhaps it shouldn’t surprise us that he misspells “paid.”
Gotcha! The correct usage is “have gotten.” And the whine about the media is familiar!
On the Receiving End Again Trump again has that problem with “received.” And “the next number of weeks”? It’s awkward and makes no sense. In the next few weeks, maybe.
Apostrophe Catastrophe The possessive form of the word “it” is “its,” no apostrophe. “It’s,” with the apostrophe, is a contraction of “it is” or “it has.” It’s a common mistake, but one we shouldn’t tolerate from the prospective leader of the free world. Well, hope he never possesses that position!