Kumara chips, spaghetti pizza and now covfefe


What do you call a New Zealand political leader trying to become popular with a funny tweet by making a reference to a tweet by President Trump?

  •  A try hard
  •  Andrew Little
  •  Bill English
  •  Sad

When you went to bed Tuesday night you hadn’t heard of “covfefe.” No one had. But by early Wednesday, Twitter was abuzz about little else.

Why? The word was accidentally invented by President Donald Trump in a tweet just after midnight ET.

Image: A tweet sent by President Donald Trump that contained the typo "covfefe"
@RealDonaldTrump / Twitter

Instantly broadcast around the world, the message confused, delighted and horrified many of Trump’s 31 million followers.

People had questions. What does it mean? Is it a secret code? How do we pronounce it? And why did it take almost six hours for Trump or one of his advisers to delete it?


The word quickly became a trending topic across the United States and Europe.

Inevitably, memes began to spring up lampooning what appeared to be an unfinished sentence and a typo…




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