Someone must have given the writers over at Merriam-Webster a raise because they have been killing it lately with their snark.
The Twitter account for Merriam-Webster Dictionary is gaining a reputation for not backing down over controversial topics and this week was no different. After President Donald Trump declared in an interview with CBS' Face The Nation:
I think the European Union is a foe. What they do to us in trade. Now you wouldn't think of the European Union, but they're a foe.
Merriam-Webster took to Twitter to clarify the meaning of "foe" while throwing a perfect amount of shade.
📈To everyone looking it up: yes, 'foe' still means what you think it means. https://t.co/Bq1oqTkXqq— Merriam-Webster (@Merriam-Webster)1531674551.0
@MerriamWebster Your examples tho. 🙌🏼🙌🏾🙌🏿 https://t.co/4tgx4eRH3Y— Grace Loves Glitter (@Grace Loves Glitter)1531677443.0
Who ever thought a dictionary would gain so many followers? People love the trolling (and the knowledge.)
@MerriamWebster Give the person behind this account a trolling award— Kimberly Savino (@Kimberly Savino)1531674732.0
@KimSavinoJoyce @MerriamWebster Also, give him/her a raise.— Rev Geo, Grandpa in training (@Rev Geo, Grandpa in training)1531676874.0
@MerriamWebster https://t.co/R0y6hgzPr0— Catherine Grams 📚🎶🏒 (@Catherine Grams 📚🎶🏒)1531682392.0
@MerriamWebster Can we offer the dictionary a drink? Because it sounds like you guys need one about as much as we do. 🍸— hedgie🦔 (@hedgie🦔)1531675624.0
@MerriamWebster This is why I joined Twitter...Just for moments like this. I ❤️ you!— MySimpleAss (@MySimpleAss)1531681745.0
@MerriamWebster Your excellent tradition of expert trolling continues, I see. Carry on. 😎— Renee Legierski (@Renee Legierski)1531697086.0
@MerriamWebster The amount of sass in this tweet— Bitter Undergrad (@Bitter Undergrad)1531674928.0
@MerriamWebster Best laugh of the day. That earned you a follow. #WordsMatter— 𝗨𝗦𝗔𝗙 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝘁 (@𝗨𝗦𝗔𝗙 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝘁)1531682763.0
@MerriamWebster Well played. Well. played. https://t.co/3RJEegbrvm— Devin Nunes’ Principal’s Office (@Devin Nunes’ Principal’s Office)1531683867.0
We haven't seen people this excited about a word since "covfefe."