It’s not often that a completely new word enters the English language literally overnight, but that’s what happened Wednesday thanks to President Trump’s latest mysterious midnight tweet about “covfefe.”
It all began with this now deleted missive from our fearless leader. It raised a million questions — but first among them was how the hell you pronounce this odd new part of our lexicon.
Some took the logical route of polling the wise minds of Twitter, who by now have become skilled decipherers of the President’s strange dialect.
My vocabulary is limited and I’ve never heard of this word “covfefe” before now. Please guide me so I can pronounce it on TV.
— Pat Kiernan (@patkiernan) May 31, 2017
So how are we all saying it?
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) May 31, 2017
Others looked more deeply into what the word might mean for us all. (Hint: it’s doesn’t look good!)
Naturally there more than a few folks who were positive they know how to say it right out of the gate.
Of course that didn’t mean they were all in agreement…
It’s pronounced, “Kvothe.”
— Pat Rothfuss (@PatrickRothfuss) May 31, 2017
It boggles the mind, really. But in the end it almost doesn’t matter what the correct answer really because plenty of people were able to find joy in the process.
Then, finally, after many hours of silence in the wake of dropping such a linguistic bombshell, the Covfefier-in-Chief chimed in. Would he give us the answers we so desperately sought? No, of course not. Instead he gave us yet another puzzle to unravel.
Who can figure out the true meaning of “covfefe” ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Ugh. This is exhausting. There’s simply not enough
coffee covfefe in the world to get us through this endless brainteaser.