Sarah Palin:Refudiate or Refute Ground Zero Mosque Plan – Sarah Palin has never been known for her English prowess. Recently, using her Twitter account, Palin meant to write the word “repudiate,” but accidentally mixed the word with “refute,” blessing her followers with the word “refudiate,” which obviously does not exist. The Tweet read:
“Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout in the heartland? Peaceful Muslims pls refudiate”
The Tweet was quickly removed after the error was noticed. Palin had also used the word during a July 14th appearance on Fox News. Then, rather than owning up to her mistake, she compared herself to a literary genius; Shakespeare.
“‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!” Palin said on her twitter account following the mishap.
Her usage of the term “wee-wee’d up,” was a shot at Obama, who had used the phrase during a health care speech. It does seem like a bit of a cheap shot, given how eloquent Obama is when he speaks. The same cannot be said about Palin, who became infamous for her campaign speech blunders in 2008.
Palin was also criticized during the campaign for the way that she answered a number of questions in an interview with Katie Couric. Meanwhile, her fans support her all the much more, in spite of her lack of language arts knowledge.
It will be interesting to see how Palin performs when the pressure is on during campaign season, when she is the head of her own ticket.