You’ve all heard Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s famous phrase, “the pen is mightier than the sword.” It’s a CLASSIC. But just as a sword is a worthless instrument to an unskilled swordsman, the pen is worthless to Donald Trump supporters and even Donald Trump himself.
As a cat who spends a good amount of her time arguing with Trump supporters on Twitter, I have a unique insight into the Trump Train’s careful balance of hatred, vitriol, and horrible grammar. It’s almost as if they hate the English language. Donald Trump says he wants to Make America Great Again. Well, I want to Make Grammar Great Again.
Judy thinks that Trump will do a much better job “then” Hillary. I wish her grade school teachers had done a much better job teaching her that “than” is a conjunction used for making comparisons.
LOL Telly. You’re ugly, but what am I? Second, if you don’t know the difference between then and than, you don’t get to say who’s smarter.
Tell me more about these boarders you want to take in, Debby? What are your rates? I might be able to send two cats your way.
Whose attitude sucks, Lance? Your attitude sucks!
It’s cute when they try to use apostrophes correctly. Participation award for you, Bruce! Also, extreme. Also, she’s. Also, what the fuck are you talking about?
Whose policies? Run’s policies!! Wait. What were we talking about, Angie?
Trader? Lier? Oh you poor, sad bastard, Donald.
Uh-oh!! They’re evolving. John got liar right. But he doesn’t use spaces and can’t spell straight. So that’s probably a push.
Using extra apostrophes? As you’ll see later in the post, I’m fairly confident that makes Hellyere a traitor to her apostrophe-hating Trump friends.
I didn’t know whether to put Scott in the who/whom category, the it’s/its category, or the don’t/doesn’t category. I quickly eliminated the latter because he managed to use both “who” and “whom” and “it’s” and “its” both correctly and incorrectly in his tweet. Strunk and White, I’m glad you’re not here to see this. And if you care about the difference between who and whom, whom should be used to refer to the object of the sentence.
Guy Chicago doesn’t have a clue that “its” is a possessive pronoun, so he just goes with the “throw an apostrophe in occasionally and hope it works” technique.
It’s definitely not Hillary’s fault that your grammar sucks though, April.
Trump supporters are so bad with apostrophes that I feel like they kind of deserve positive reinforcement just for using them, even if incorrectly. Attaboy, David!
Seriously, it’s his move 🙂
“Your to stupid.” Thank you for that, Jessie. You can respond, “you’re welcome.” Because you’re is a contraction for “you are” and your is a second-person possessive adjective.
No, John, you’re a fucking idiot.
Sadly, this person’s bio says that she’s an independent journalist. Maybe she means that she’s independent of the rules of grammar and spelling.
Not only does MTG think a Twitter poll matters, he thinks “you’re vote” does too. And he even has a little Trump badge. Super cute!
It’s a good thing that Ed Ludaescher has smart people. He needs them.
If you asked me when I had this idea if I thought I would have to put “two” in the to/too section, I would have said, “Oh, come on. Even Trump supporters aren’t that dumb.” I would even have given this guy a typo on the “to” instead of “two” until I saw his failed attempt at hashtagging “trader.” Thank you, Trump supporters, for being the stupid assholes I knew you were when I needed you to be them.
The to/too failure is hardly the most offensive part of this tweet, but what can I say, Daniel’s poor grammar is impressively well-rounded. That’s why he doesn’t know that “too” is an adverb meaning excessively or also. Example: Daniel is too stupid to know the difference between “to” and “too.”
I love the “your to stupid” truthers. They’re the best.
Teri is in.
Chastity is part of the growing group of American-born Trump supporters that would never pass a citizenship exam.
And Rod thinks he can ignore the difference between “their” and “there.”
April has her own take on this as well.
Rickey likes “they’re” too. Maybe the Trump camp will break into divisions based on they’re, their, and there misuse. There could also be a fifty percent chance that this guy’s mom named him Ricky and he doesn’t know how to spell it correctly.
You almost did it, Sandy. Almost. But don’t worry, you’re totally not the idiot.
Fun With Apostrophes
DCradd also comes from the “throw apostrophes at the wall and see what sticks” way of doing things. I’m also thinking Tommy Boy probably has him beat on intelligence.
Just keep watching your Fox News, Terrance.
He’s fed up with Obama. I’m fed up with his lack of respect for apostrophes.
I love that Mike tried with the apostrophe. Alas, he did not need it. Side note: There are not many things that I hate more than someone who doesn’t understand the difference between singular and plural.FUN WITH SPELLING
With Millennials like Andrea leading the way, the Trump brain trust is truly poised to make America “Grate” Again. Oh yeah, and fuck apostrophes.
Someone telling someone that they “no nothing” is pretty much the most amazing thing ever. I also love that Linda used 2s and 4s instead of words. That’s much safer. And the extra apostrophe? Purrfect!
He seems like a nice person. Oh wait, I was lying.
Don’t judge the Trumpets’ grammar too harshly though, they learned it from Donald.
I think we can close out on that note. If you have more common grammar errors you’d like to see me highlight through the tweets of Trump supporters, hit me in the comment section. We can always do English Lessons for Trump Supporters: Part Two.
Non-existent Editor’s Note: If I made any grammar errors, let me know. Grammar errors in a post about grammar errors? That would be embarrassing.