Georgia Republican Representative Majorie Taylor Greene was widely mocked after she accidentally compared her "enemies" to ducks due to an awkward Twitter typo.
Remarking on the midterm elections—which failed to develop into the "red wave" Republican legislators and pollsters had projected would happen—Greene said:
"I'm sure our enemies are quacking in their boots while we are still over here trying to count ballots."
You can see her tweet below.
The word Greene meant to use was clearly "quaking," which means to shake or tremble, especially in fear. "Quacking" is the sound a duck makes, though the word can also be used to describe those who speak loudly and foolishly—much like Greene herself.
Greene even issued a follow-up tweet later once she realized her mistake, though she didn't delete her original tweet.
But the damage was already done and Greene's failure to keep her ducks in a row opened her up to significant mockery online.
The duck jokes were endless.
Greene is no stranger to making foolish spelling mistakes online and has been called out for at least one of them in the past.
Earlier this year, Greene was mocked by New York Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after Greene criticized the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the events of January 6, 2021, the day a mob of former Republican President Donald Trump's supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise that the election had been stolen.
Greene claimed ahead of a vote on a gun control measure that the committee and the federal government at large had "fragrantly" violated the rights of January 6 defendants who have been detained pre-trial, which made it sound as if these violations had a pleasant or sweet smell.
Unfortunately for Greene, Ocasio-Cortez noticed her verbal gaffe immediately, pointing out that Greene should have used the word "flagrantly," which is used to described actions that are considered wrong or immoral as conspicuously or obviously offensive.