Covfefe: How A Typo Took Over The Internet!


Covfefe is everywhere. It seeps through the cracks of our newsfeed and greets us with a punch in memespace. This word will continue to be in public discourse for a while. We bring to you, a bit about its origins and the ocean of hilarity it has spawned.

It was 12:06am on May 31, 2016 in Washington DC. And US President Trump sent out this tweet:

Many assumed that  covfefe was simply a typo of coverage. But, instead of being instantly deleted, the tweet stayed up for several hours.

Needless to say, the internet went wild, with twitter (duh!) leading the charge.

Here are some of the best stuff we could find about Covfefe. Enjoy!

 

Merriam Webster reacted to the sudden surge of people trying to find out the meaning of covfefe:

You know something is wrong when a dictionary starts worrying about a word!

 

 

Then there was this:

 

 

And someone decided to get a personalised liscence plate.

 

Trump’s election rival Hillary Clinton got in the covfefe too:

 

And here’s Anderson Cooper (with his awesome silver hair) discussing the best covfefe tweets. Some of the tweets are epic!

 

The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah joined in the fun on his show:

 

But he was not finished. He imagined a trailer of the movie “Covfefe”

 

Soon there was a Covefe subreddit on reddit.com (not even surprised at this point) which attracted several thousand subscribers in the span of hours.

 

Later the White House Press Secretary, Sean Spicer had this to say about covfefe:

“I think the president and a small group of people knew exactly what he meant”

President Trump himself sent out this tweet:

 

 

Urban dictionary offered several meanings from various users:

But this person shared a rather interesting definition on Twitter:

 

Some of the jokes were rather brutal.

Take this work of photoshop, for instance

Covfefe

 

And here  are some some more funny ones

 

This Washington Post video does a good short summary about the covfefe effect

 

 

Indian twitter users were not found wanting:

 

And there’s a change.org petition underway to make ‘Covfefe the word of the year.

https://www.change.org/p/oxford-dictionary-make-covfefe-word-of-the-year-2017

 

At Social Doses, we tried some covfefe:

 

And then covfefed some more:

Memefefe

Covfefevolution

 

And of course:

 

We hope the article made you smile a bit. Which image/video did you like the most?

Covfefe us!

 


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