After Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump tweeted and deleted a number of egregious spelling errors on Friday, the makers one of the most widely used English language dictionaries jokingly gave him some benefit of the doubt.
Merriam-Webster tweeted that one of Trump’s misspellings – “honer” instead of honor – is indeed a real word in their dictionary. But for “chocker,” Trump’s take on the word “choker,” the brand only linked to its entry for “nope.”
There was also no such luck for “leightweight,” a fake word Trump used to describe Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) after Thursday night’s presidential debate.
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 26, 2016
Trump went on a tear during the debate, hurling a laundry list of insults at his opponents. There was no word on whether they were spelled correctly in his head.