On Saturday, President Trump tweeted the same spelling mistake multiple times. He misspelled the word “heal” as “heel” in a tweet following a “free-speech” rally in Boston.
Trump makes the same spelling mistakes two tweets in a row. 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/N5q7TaKk9i
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) August 19, 2017
Merriam-Webster, the dictionary, replied with the following tweet:
🏥 heal (to become healthy again)
😈 heel (a contemptible person)
🙋♂️ he'll (he will)
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) August 19, 2017
He eventually made his point after deleting the first two attempts, but it got screenshotted plenty of times before it was deleted. Trump has misspelled things before. He even tweeted out complete nonsense in the form of “covfefe.”
“Heel” is almost a Freudian slip because it is also a command used by dog trainers to make dogs obey. It is also a term used in wrestling circles to describe a bad guy as one Twitter user pointed out:
A "heel" is a pro-wrestling villain persona. And also Donald Trump. https://t.co/XuGFNxPTcI
— Gene Augusto (@realGeneAugusto) August 19, 2017
Others just believe that it is a simple mistake, not anything to fear.
— Harry Leslie Smith (@Harryslaststand) August 19, 2017
It took Donald Trump 20 minutes to spell the word "heel."
So much winning.
— MatthewDicks (@MatthewDicks) August 19, 2017
Donald Trump intends to bring you to heel. pic.twitter.com/wAgYI5h4gn
— Dexter the Dog (@dexter_doggie) August 19, 2017
"Make America #heel again." – Donald Trump
— NUFF 💬 (@nuffsaidNY) August 19, 2017
This isn’t the first time Merriam-Webster has trolled President Trump. After he misspelled “counsel,” Merriam-Webster tweeted:
counsel: ⚖ a lawyer appointed to advise and represent in legal matters
council: 🙋an assembly or meeting for consultation or discussion
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 8, 2017
After Kellyanne Conway’s “alternative facts” remark, Merriam-Webster said:
📈A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality. https://t.co/gCKRZZm23c
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 22, 2017
Featured image via Twitter.