President Donald Trump’s controversial and mysterious “covfefe” will not become an official word, at least in Merriam-Webster dictionary, it has been alleged.
In a recent report by TMZ, it has been revealed that Merriam-Webster is not a fan of Donald Trump’s made-up lingo. Apparently, the renowned dictionary has no plans to include “covfefe” in their book despite its popularity.
Peter Sololowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor-at-large, exclusively confirmed to TMZ that Donald Trump’s “covfefe” will not be included in their reputable dictionary any time soon. This is despite the growing number of people who are trying to decipher and define the now infamous word.
The news outlet cited that Peter Sololowski believes that the word “covfefe” was simply a typo. It was also pointed out that Merriam-Webster “doesn’t create entries for what is considered misspelled words.”
In addition, the editor revealed that their website haD been bombarded with “covfefe” searches ever since Donald Trump made the late night tweet. In response to the said searches, Peter Sololowski said they are “serving up suggestions like coffee, coven, cover, covet and covey.”
Merriam-Webster is known for being quite observant about word usage, particularly by politicians and celebrities. In fact, its official Twitter account has been quick to tweet definitions of words that were used incorrectly by famous personalities.
However, the trusty dictionary appeared to have failed in defining “covfefe.”
“Wakes up. Checks Twitter. Uh… Lookups for…Regrets checking Twitter…Goes back to bed.”
???? Lookups fo…
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
Despite many speculations that Donald Trump’s “covfefe” is a late-night typo, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer reportedly refused to admit that it was a simple mistake. Instead, he claimed that “covfefe” was deliberate, and “the president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant.”
To recall, Donald Trump took to Twitter shortly after midnight on Wednesday and got everyone curious with his incoherent tweet, saying, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”
The controversial post stayed up almost overnight — something completely different than Donald Trump’s previous tweets with typographical errors. The president’s tweet quickly went viral, reaching over 120,000 retweets and 160,000 likes within just four hours.
Inevitably, many poked fun with Donald Trump’s “covfefe” post, creating numerous memes and jokes online. Even celebrities and politicians joined in the trend, mocking the president for his made-up word.
After about six hours of being up on the president’s personal Twitter account, the “covfefe” tweet was deleted.
On the other hand, just hours after “covfefe” broke the internet, Donald Trump finally reacted and even managed to challenge everyone to decipher his mysterious word. He tweeted, “Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe”??? Enjoy!”
Meanwhile, a Russian company did not waste any time and took advantage of “covfefe’s” popularity. According to reports, a St. Petersburg-based internet agency has filed a request to trademark the word “covfefe.”
The application came amid the word’s popularity worldwide. The online agency, LED, is now taking necessary steps to be the first company to obtain the rights for “covfefe” despite the obvious fact that it originated from Donald Trump.
In a press release, LED revealed that they are planning to use the “covfefe” trademark on various ventures and products, such as “coffee, soft drinks, advertising and marketing events, cafes, restaurants, catering and the organization of various events.”
Although the agency has not disclosed its specifics, its PR director, Maria Komendantova, pointed out that the word has a lot of potential and will be beneficial for their company.
“Covfefe as a brand has great potential, and we will certainly use it.”
So far, Donald Trump’s team has not released any statement about the said “covfefe” trademark. Who knows, maybe the president himself will apply to trademark his very own “covfefe.”
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