[Ads-l] covfefe kerfuffle

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Wed May 31 15:06:57 EDT 2017


Moments ago:

NEWS FAKER: Do you think people should be concerned that the President had
posted something of an incoherent Tweet last night and that it then stayed
up for hours?

SPICEY: Unnh...no.

NF: Why did it stay up so long? Is no one watching him?

S: No, um, er, the President and a small group of people know exactly what
he meant.

[Confusion and uproar among NFs.]

NF 2: What does it mean? What is "covfefe"?

[Confusion.]

S: Like...like...like...like....

[NF 3 asks an unrelated question.]

JL


On Wed, May 31, 2017 at 11:14 AM, Dan Goncharoff <thegonch at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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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