[Ads-l] covfefe kerfuffle

Dan Goncharoff thegonch at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 31 11:14:17 EDT 2017


I presume that Trump uses voice recognition, was talking talking about
flim-flam, which was misheard as "frim-fram", and Google didn't know how to
spell "shifafa".

DanG

On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 11:09 AM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>
wrote:

> Actually, if you unscramble the anagram, it’s “coffee, v.”  So you need to
> use it for the verbal sense of coffee, not the nominal.
>
>
> > On May 31, 2017, at 10:17 AM, Joel Berson <berson at ATT.NET> wrote:
> >
> > This morning I tried to order a vente no-foam covfefe but the unsmiling,
> unreacting Starbucks order-taker ordered me a latte instead.  (Apparently
> it's not the NSWOTY -- the New Starbucks Word Of The Year.)
> >
> >
> > Later, I saw the author of the so-far-only-on-line NYTimes article must
> have plagiarized me, writing "They [late-night commenters] pledged to order
> a grande covfefe during their next Starbucks runs."
> >
> > My executive order is yuuger.
> >
> >
> > Joel
> >
> >
> >      From: Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> > To: ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
> > Sent: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 7:08 AM
> > Subject: [ADS-L] covfefe kerfuffle
> >
> > All over the lamestream this a.m.:
> >
> > https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/31/what-is-
> covfefe-donald-trump-baffles-twitter-post
> >
> > JL
> >
> >
> >
> >
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