Troll (verb): to antagonize (others) online by deliberately posting inflammatory, irrelevant, or offensive comments or other disruptive content.
Trolled, trolling, trolls
Example: Cookie Monster just hilariously trolled Merriam-Webster's tweet about pocket dictionaries.
America's "most trusted dictionary" recently tweeted about the accessibility and portability of word meanings and origins by informing people on social media:
"Any dictionary can be a pocket dictionary with big enough pants."
Any dictionary can be a pocket dictionary with big enough pants.— Merriam-Webster (@Merriam-Webster) 1694524745
They're not lying.
But Cookie Monster, a true spokesperson for the people, raised a valid concern, replying:
"Me no wear pants."
@MeCookieMonster @MerriamWebster same, cookie monster. same— crys; \ud83c\udfc8 (@crys; \ud83c\udfc8) 1694557268
@MeCookieMonster @MerriamWebster Lol who needs pants, only cookies!— T\u00f3r Vizsla (@T\u00f3r Vizsla) 1694553271
@MeCookieMonster @MerriamWebster Me no wear pants too.— \u0110OGEARMY GENERAL (@\u0110OGEARMY GENERAL) 1694564279
@MeCookieMonster @MerriamWebster You and me both, brother.— Reener Rooner (@Reener Rooner) 1694555487
Merriam-Webster, obviously impressed by the Muppet's tweet, responded with the definition of "icon":
And others on social media concurred.
@MerriamWebster @MeCookieMonster And this completes the greatest twitter string of all time.— JimmyG (@JimmyG) 1694571304
@MerriamWebster @MeCookieMonster Magnificent.— Damian (ODie) O'Dea (@Damian (ODie) O'Dea) 1694572226
@MeCookieMonster @MerriamWebster Cookie wins the internet today. \ud83d\ude06\ud83d\ude06\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\udc4f\ud83d\ude06\ud83d\ude06— Lindsay Bell (she/her) (@Lindsay Bell (she/her)) 1694555905
@MeCookieMonster @MerriamWebster This is tweet of the century.— Share & \ud83c\udd74njoy (@Share & \ud83c\udd74njoy) 1694562664
Cookie Monster himself had a motivational response to his new status.
@MerriamWebster Icon do anything and so can you! \ud83d\udc99— Cookie Monster (@Cookie Monster) 1694574218
And Merriam-Webster defined this entire interaction as "the best reply we have ever received."
Thank you, Cookie Monster, for advocating for the pantsless among us! 👏👏👏