The President of the United States of America made a horrendous spelling error on Twitter earlier this week.
Donald Trump’s post about “negative press covfefe” caused hilarity across the world, leaving many scratching their heads.
He is believed to have been trying to spell “coverage” but didn’t notice the typo until several hours later, by which time the internet had done its thing.
Trump later tweeted to call on the people of social media to guess what the word meant.
Meanwhile White House press secretary Sean Spicer claimed the president was not guilty of a spelling error, refusing to accept it had been a mistake.
The Urban Dictionary has already included it on its database.
Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 31, 2017
Star Trek star George Takei speculated that Covfefe was a relative of cosmic HP Lovecraft creation, Cthulhu
I've heard dark, whispered rumors that Cthulhu the Great Old One has an even more terrifying brother, Covfefe.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) June 1, 2017
Former presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton joked that Covfefe was a “hidden message to the Russians”.
— CNN (@CNN) June 1, 2017
People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe. https://t.co/M7oK5Z6qwF
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 1, 2017
One of our favourite reactions to the typo was this one, which really riled viking-like Covfefe the Strong and the Wizard Covfefe.
Both claimed they had been “summoned” by the US president, with the later claiming he was also brought forth by “the Great Orb of T’kketh”.
The Australian Federal Police speculated covfefe is a beverage “best consumed with donuts”.
covfefe: (also mmmmmmm) (n.) an aromatic beverage best consumed with donuts. pic.twitter.com/9w27ZgtQrX
— AFP (@AusFedPolice) June 1, 2017
One Twitter user claimed it is a hybrid Pokemon.
— Liftgym Fitness (@drerealla) June 1, 2017
Some said there was only one man who could solve the mystery, fictional character Robert Langdon.
— 9GAG (@9GAG) June 1, 2017
David Quentin joked the word “covfefe” appears in an allegedly pirated version of the play Hamlet, known as the “bad quarto”.
Not sure what the fuss is about; the word is well known to Shakespearean scholars from its appearance in the 'bad' quarto of Hamlet pic.twitter.com/DHlL21H0Xm
— David Quentin (@_RocksInTheSky) May 31, 2017
Comedian and TV host Jimmy Kimmel was just upset that he couldn’t top the hilarity of the typo.
what makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) May 31, 2017
While this man appeared to claim Covfefe was a composer.
Rare performance of Covfefe's Etude in D major tonight. So beautiful. Only I and small group of ppl know exactly what I mean.#PianoRecital
— Ben Sasse (@BenSasse) June 1, 2017
Or is it a disease?
— Mikie (@mjscores) June 1, 2017
This guy used covfefe as an adjective to describe Amber Rudd’s performance in the BBC general election leader’s debate last night.
Farron: Not bad actually
Wood: Also strong
— Macca ?? (@Macca_ISZ) May 31, 2017
Is covfefe an aftershave perhaps?
And here’s the best of the rest:
— Ryan Burke (@ryanburkewriter) June 1, 2017
— Jamie Lee Curtis (@jamieleecurtis) June 1, 2017
— ?Dave Blaine (@CCI_Dave) June 1, 2017
the real meaning of #covfefe is “im trying to distract the public from the fact I pulled out of the Paris Climate Accords”
— j (@topitmunkeydog) June 1, 2017
— THE Princess?? (@TheSWPrincess) May 31, 2017
— Russell Hayward (@russelljh) June 1, 2017