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Donald Trump's war with spelling
US President Donald Trump has not been in office for long, but it is noticeable that his tweets and messages from the White House have many spelling errors. Some inverted letters are just embarrassing; others can cause real problems.
It's time to make spelling great again - based on US President Donald Trump's motto "Make America Great Again". Trump had already spread misspelled words during the election campaign - and these are now increasing in the White House as well. On his first full day in office, he wrote on Twitter that he was honored to serve the country as 45th President - but he wrote "honered" instead of the correct English word "honored".
The term had already caused him problems during the election campaign. At that time he posted that it was an "honer" (honor, correct: honor) to have won the polls after the television debates.
Topless model instead of British Prime Minister
But mistakes have already been made in far more serious areas: Trump received Theresa May as the first official foreign state guest in January. The British Prime Minister by the name of Teresa May was referred to twice in the White House's calendar. Your first name is written with h. Embarrassing: Teresa May is a British topless model and porn star. Even more embarrassing, Vice President Mike Pence's office made the same mistake.
To be fair, even the British embassy in Washington failed a month earlier to correctly write down the name of its prime minister. And the AP news agency has already done such a mess with May.
Denmark becomes "Denmakr"
The White House also delivered a whole series of spelling mistakes this month, for example when it published a list of 78 terrorist attacks that the media allegedly did not report sufficiently. The word attacker alone was misspelled 27 times: "attaker". The site of an attack, San Bernardino, was referred to as "San Bernadino" without r And Denmark was suddenly called "Denmakr".
The White House also made a mistake with the country of Colombia. Instead of Colombia, a press release on Monday spoke of "Columbia". And over the weekend, the US president tweeted that he had played golf with the Japanese prime minister. Again a mistake here - "playef golf" instead of "played golf" - which is probably due to the fact that d and f are next to each other on the keyboard. The tweet was quickly deleted and reissued with correct spelling.
Advice: slow down and correct
"This really goes to the heart of credibility," says Sue Burzynski Bullard, a professor of journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. "If you haven't mastered the basics of spelling and grammar, people wonder what else you're doing wrong."
Small details mattered, she says, referring to the hyphen Trump misused in a tweet on Wednesday. The English word for nonsense, nonsense, became "nonsense" for him. Burzynski Bullard advises the White House to slow down and correct itself. "Or hire editors."
Obama also turned the letters
The White House stresses that it is constantly working to ensure that the president's agenda is conveyed as clearly and eloquently as possible. Around 400 press releases, statements and leaflets have already been issued.
Even if the White House under US President Barack Obama made fewer mistakes - its employees also had their difficulties: On press schedules in 2015, for example, the word February appeared repeatedly with an alternating letter: "Feburary" instead of February.
Probably the most memorable mistake Obama made in an eulogy for the "Queen of Soul", Aretha Franklin. In 2014 he spoke about her biggest trademark, a song, and stated that Franklin "showed us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her". He lost an E while spelling it.
Trump's word creations
Nevertheless, Trump is particularly interested in spelling mistakes. Presumably because he has already defeated them many times during the election campaign and in the transition period to the presidency. When remarks about an underwater drone that China took out of the water and examined in December, he wrote that the act was "unpresidented". This was originally intended to mean something like "unparalleled". But two wrong letters resulted in a wrong word and the whole thing eventually turned into something like an "act without a presidency". This tweet was also corrected later.
During the election campaign, he changed the first name of the US president, who was still in office at the time, to "Barrack". The city of Phoenix became "Phoneix". Presumably, one can only advise Trump to meet with the next winner of the nationwide spelling competition for schoolchildren. So did seven of his predecessors, including Obama.
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