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Trump's Twitter typos cause a huge spike in searches for the misspelled words on Dictionary.com

  • A report by Dictionary.com reveals that when president Donald Trump makes a mistake in a tweet searches for that misspelled or misused word skyrockets
  • One of the most popular misspelled searches was 'honered', which Trump used in a January 2017 tweet to say how excited he was to become president 
  • Other popular mistakes include 'covfefe', 'tapp', 'liddle' and 'heel' and instead of 'heal'
  • On Saturday, Trump made another Twitter mistake when he called the First Lady 'Melanie' instead of Melania  

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 21:25 EDT, 23 May 2018 | Updated: 22:55 EDT, 23 May 2018

President Donald Trump is known for firing off tweets about his critics, different current event topics and anything else that crosses his mind – but often times his Twitter posts are littered with spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

In a Dictionary.com report released on Wednesday, the site found that there was a huge jump in dictionary searches every time POTUS misused a term or spelled a word wrong.

According to the site, most people searched for the words in an attempt to ‘fact-check’ the president.

Dictionary.com released a report stating that every time president Donald Trump misspells a word searches of the mistake skyrocket on the site 
Dictionary.com released a report stating that every time president Donald Trump misspells a word searches of the mistake skyrocket on the site 

Dictionary.com released a report stating that every time president Donald Trump misspells a word searches of the mistake skyrocket on the site 

One of the most popular misspelled searches on Dictionary.com, according to the report, was ‘honered’
One of the most popular misspelled searches on Dictionary.com, according to the report, was ‘honered’

One of the most popular misspelled searches on Dictionary.com, according to the report, was ‘honered’

Dictionary.com said searches for ‘tapp’ climbed 46,300 per cent after the March 4 tweet
Dictionary.com said searches for ‘tapp’ climbed 46,300 per cent after the March 4 tweet

Dictionary.com said searches for ‘tapp’ climbed 46,300 per cent after the March 4 tweet

Trump also confused the words 'heel' and 'heal'. Dictionary.com said searches for ‘heel’ jumped more than 761 per cent
Trump also confused the words 'heel' and 'heal'. Dictionary.com said searches for ‘heel’ jumped more than 761 per cent

Trump also confused the words 'heel' and 'heal'. Dictionary.com said searches for ‘heel’ jumped more than 761 per cent

‘His Twitter typos are making Americans examine what they know about words and spelling,’ the report stated. ‘When we examined search data for misspelled words, comparing it to the dates of many of the president’s spelling gaffes, a pattern emerged. Each misspelling sparks a surge in searches on site, specifically searches for that exact configuration of letters.’

One of the most popular misspelled searches on Dictionary.com, according to the report, was ‘honered’.

In a January 2017 tweet, shortly after Trump took office, he tweeted his excitement about becoming president but misspelled the word ‘honor’.

‘I am honered to serve you, the great American People, as your 45th President of the United States,’ he posted, and then quickly deleted.

Dictionary.com reported that searches for ‘honered’ climbed 3,850 per cent after the tweet was posted.

Trump was also ridiculed for a spelling mistake he made during a March 2017 tweet attacking former president Barack Obama.

‘How low has President Obama gone to tapp my phones during the very sacred election process. This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy,’ Trump posted.

Did you catch the error? ‘Tap’ – the correct spelling – doesn’t have two ps. Dictionary.com said searches for ‘tapp’ climbed 46,300 per cent after the March 4 tweet.

In May of 2017, the president managed to confuse an entire nation when he included ‘covfefe’ in an early-morning tweet
In May of 2017, the president managed to confuse an entire nation when he included ‘covfefe’ in an early-morning tweet

In May of 2017, the president managed to confuse an entire nation when he included ‘covfefe’ in an early-morning tweet

Trump also called US senator Bob Corker 'liddle', but many people think the president meant 'little' 
Trump also called US senator Bob Corker 'liddle', but many people think the president meant 'little' 

Trump also called US senator Bob Corker 'liddle', but many people think the president meant 'little' 

In May of 2017, the president managed to confuse an entire nation when he included ‘covfefe’ in an early-morning tweet.

‘Despite the constant negative press convfefe,’ Trump wrote. It wasn’t until hours later that Trump deleted the tweet to add: ‘Who can figure out the true meaning of ‘covfefe’?? Enjoy!’

The made-up word stumped many people. Some Twitter users guessed that the president meant to say ‘coverage’. Others thought he was saying that he desperately needed coffee.

Then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer refused to explain the mysterious tweet, only saying that that ‘the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant’.

Dictionary.com reported that searches for ‘covfefe’ skyrocketed and helped the never-before-seen word earn a place on the site’s list of words for 2017.

Other Trump Twitter errors that caused an increase in dictionary searches include the time he confused ‘council’ with ‘counsel’.

In another May 2017 tweet Trump wrote: ‘Ask Sally Yates, under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to the W.H. Council.’ He quickly deleted the tweet and replaced it with the correct word, ‘counsel’, meaning legal advisor.

Trump also confused the words ‘heel’ and ‘heal’. In August 2017, POTUS tweeted: ‘Our great country has been divided for decades. Sometimes you need protest in order to heel, & we will heel, & be stronger than ever before!’

Later that same day Trump, or someone from his team, took down the tweet to correctly say ‘heal’.

Dictionary.com said searches for ‘heel’ jumped more than 761 per cent.

In his latest, Twitter blunder Trump misspelled First Lady Melania Trump's name as 'Melanie'
In his latest, Twitter blunder Trump misspelled First Lady Melania Trump's name as 'Melanie'

In his latest, Twitter blunder Trump misspelled First Lady Melania Trump's name as 'Melanie'

Two White House official aides said staffers sometimes post tweets for Trump but intentionally include errors ‘to mimic the president’s style’
Two White House official aides said staffers sometimes post tweets for Trump but intentionally include errors ‘to mimic the president’s style’

Two White House official aides said staffers sometimes post tweets for Trump but intentionally include errors ‘to mimic the president’s style’

Just two months ago, Trump was called out for a spelling mistakes when he fired off an insult at Alec Baldwin after the actor played the president on an episode of Saturday Night Live.

‘Alex Baldwin whose dieing mediocre career was saved by his terrible impersonation of me on SNL, now says playing me was agony. Alex, it was agony for those who were forced to watch. Bring back Darrell Hammond, funnier and a far greater talent,’ Trump posted.

Twitter users quickly pointed that ‘Alec’ is the actor’s name and ‘dieing’ is not a word – the actual spelling is ‘dying’.

Trump, once again, deleted the tweet but not before Dictionary.com saw a 1,279 per cent spike in searches for ‘dieing’.

Unfortunately, Trump still doesn’t use spellcheck before posting a tweet. On Saturday, he sent a welcome home tweet to First Lady Melania Trump after she was released from the hospital following surgery but called her ‘Melanie’.

According to the Boston Globe, two White House staffers claim Trump’s Twitter blunders are done on purpose.

Two official aides told the outlet that staffers sometimes post tweets for Trump but intentionally include errors ‘to mimic the president’s style’.

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