Sarah Palin Won’t “Refudiate”
Sarah Palin’s series of tweets on Sunday regarding his plans to build an Islamic community center and mosque two blocks from Ground Zero got more attention not for her plans but for her use of the “refudiate” in her tweet, which is actually not a word.
Palin used it in an initial tweet asking Muslims to “pls refudiate” the building of the mosque. The tweet was deleted and Palin re-tweeted two comments using words that are actually found in the dictionary.
Her following Twitter feeds than had her aligning with former President George W. Bush, President Barack Obama, and even William Shakespeare: “‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”
“Misunderestimate” was a non-word famously coined by Bush who used the term on several occasions, while Obama used “wee-wee’d up” last August.