"refudiate" (v.) repudiate (adj,)

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 29 20:44:39 UTC 2010

"Refudiate" just a typo, Palin now says.  About 2 days ago?  In July,
she was apparently saying she wouldn't repudiate (v.) refudiate (v).

Of course, F and P are nearly as far away as can be on the customary
typewriter keyboard.  She said "I made a finger-failure", thus
inventing another English term which has not yet reached the OED. ...
Actually, not what she said -- ' "I pressed an F instead of a P and
people freaked out," Palin said. '

And she's apparently redacted her original Tweet.


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