Merriam-Webster’s Twitter Account Goes Apocalyptic In Honor Of Election Day

November 7, 2016 5:29 p.m.

Merriam-Webster pulled none of its Wagnerian punches on election eve, updating its Twitter header to reflect the high-stakes imagery bandied about by both major-party nominees in their closing arguments.

One reader commented on the doom-and-gloom imagery of the update, but Merriam-Webster had a response ready for them too.

Merriam-Webster previously weighed in on Donald Trump’s misspelled tweets, digging into its linguistic files to give the Republican candidate the benefit of the doubt—to a point.

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Audience Development Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: