Sarah Palin verbal slip strikes again on Twitter

It seems that Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska, has made somewhat of a name for herself for her misuse of the English language. Back in July she came under fire for the use of the word “refudiate” and defended the use of the made-up word vigorously on Twitter, actually comparing herself to Shakespeare for coining new words.

Now it seems another verbal slip is making headlines, according to Aliyah Shahid over on NYDaily News. Wednesday marked the 90th anniversary of the 19th amendment of the constitution which gave women in the U.S.A. the vote and a political action committee called Emily’s List, urging the election of progressive female candidates, had said in a press conference that Sarah Palin did not represent all women.

It seems that Palin took exception to this and tweeted a reponse saying, “Who hijacked term: ‘feminist’? A cackle of rads who want 2 crucify other women w/whom they disagree on a singular issue; it’s ironic (& passé).” Have you ever heard of the expression, “a cackle of rads”? Well it seems neither has anyone else.

Other users on Twitter jumped on the verbal slip with bloggers feeling maybe she meant to use the word “gaggle.” Just one of the many criticisms came from Keith Olbermann of MSNBC who called Palin clueless and tweeted, “W/out ‘feminists’ she’d have virtually none of the freedoms she abuses daily.” Oh dear, it seems if you’re a high-profile figure you’d better use language properly or face a backlash.

For more on this go to nydailynews.com. What do you think of Palin’s misuse of language? Do you think it’s important for public figures to have certain standards of literacy, or maybe you feel it’s all a storm in a teacup and people shouldn’t make so much fuss? We’d be really interested to find out your views on this so please do post us your comments.

  • RonniNY

    If Palin occasionally misused a word , it would not be an issue. We all do it. But for goodness sake, she supposedly has a degree in journalism. Considering how often she butchers the English language, I find that hard to believe.

    And yes – of course we should expect a certain level of literacy from elected officials and those running for office – especially if they're running for the highest office in the land. Our elected leaders represent our country. Can you imagine Palin as president , speaking in front of a UN congregation ? Bush was bad enough but at least he had a bit of decorum. She not only runs footloose and wild with grammar and made up words but she's also haughty and snarky. Not a good combination!

    • Dirk

      What amazes me about you folks on the left is you are more upset about a conservative's misuse of a word than you are about your own party members outright lies and deceitful actions. Go ahead…make fun of Palin and ignore Pelosi's guarantees that there would be no deficit spending prior to the 2008 election, Obama say to A.I.D.S. protesters heckling of him that the Dems are funding AIDS prevention in Africa and the "other side" doesnt when in fact Bush sent WAY MORE money to Africa to fight AIDS then Obama has. Just two examples…but you go ahead and focus on the real important stuff like "refudiate". Typical of the left and the insane way you think….spare the criminals and terrorists but kill the unborn children. GOOD LORD!

  • Sandra

    You ignored Olbermann's point. NOBODY 'hijacked' the term feminist. It's a label open to all women — and men, by the way — who understand feminism and don't work against it. The mere fact that you're female doesn't automatically qualify you as a feminist, as Palin seems to– LOL, silly me, I almost said 'think.'

  • joey j dagger

    it took palin 3 or more colleges to finally get a degree that should show how quilified she really is…she's not quilified for dishwashers position.