(CNN) – Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin has joined the pantheon of politicians who've made their own additions to the English language.
The former Alaska governor has added to our vocabulary with "refudiates" - assumedly an amalgamation of "refute" and "repudiates." Palin used the new word in a Sunday posting on Twitter that called on Muslims to denounce plans to build a mosque and community center near Ground Zero in New York City.
"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate," Palin tweeted, according to reports.
The original tweet was deleted and replaced with another that lacked "refudiate": "Peaceful New Yorkers, pls refute the Ground Zero mosque plan if you believe catastrophic pain caused @ Twin Towers site is too raw, too real."
Although she deleted her original tweet, Palin is not distancing herself from her new word. Instead, Palin is embracing it and turning to none other than Shakespeare to justify her linguistic invention.
"'Refudiate,' 'misunderstimate,' 'wee-wee'd up.' English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!" Palin tweeted Sunday as the blogosphere started to criticize her for a gaffe.
She alludes to former President George W. Bush's famous utterances of "misunderstimate" during the 2000 campaign and President Barack Obama's use of "wee-wee'd up" to describe Washington's penchant for getting worked up over controversy.
Palin's original tweet remains missing from her Twitter page. Some of Shakespeare's works are lost too.
This typically Palin situation would be funny if it were the first time and wasn't so pathetic. She is basically NOTHING but an attractive mouth with nothing behind it. She cannot speak intellegently of anything. She talks only in sound bites and if given more than ten words to say, it's either on notes ,on her hand,or a teleprompter ...and you better believe it. What really makes me sick is that this PERSON can be out there mouthing off about nothing, make thousands of dollars a word and there are millions in this country right now ,jobless , out of savings and in VERY serious condition because the Republicans don't care about the people including their own who are desperately looking for work.I'll die before I'll vote for a Republican!
re-FUD-iation ... Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt
Her "hand" the she writes cheat notes on, obviously doesn't have spell check!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an idiot.....and it is very scary that so many Americans would have her run this great country.....wow....I don't fear terrorist from outside our country......the Republican party scares the Holy crap out of me..............they are trying to ruin this country.....what's left of it after 8 years of Bush and Cheney...............God help us.................
This whole converasation is redensive.
Republicans love this stuff from the Queen of Ignorance. It endears them to her. The heartland is stupid and revel in their stupidity.
It's just like Bush saying "nucular" instead of nuclear.
Only LIBERALS nitpick about these little things, right?
What's scary is that there are millions of people in this country who think she would be a good president. Yikes.
Sarah Palin is smarter then any Democrat. The Democratic Party are a bunch of morons. She has more brains in her little finger then President Obama has in his whole body. Sarah Palin for President in 2012 and bring back Americanism.
While she's no genius, she IS being trashed unfairly on this 1...we AL L have botched a word here or there.....And f you say you haven't you're a liar
Yes Paul, the Tea Party has arrived and Sarah Palin is the Mad Hatter.
Definition or Irony: posting negatively about someone who made an error in our language while misspelling words in your post… Come on folks!
Refutiate isn't even a word!!! She picked that word up from John mcCain when he used it several times last November on Letterman. How stupid can you get? If you're Sarah Palin, then pretty stupid!!!
Hate to break it to you Sarah but the rest of the country is not as racist as you are. There were a lot of Muslims that died in 9/11 and some of them were Americans too. Shame on YOU that they should feel kicked to the curb because they don't share YOUR religion?! Shock of all shocks, Missy, this is NOT a Christian country and I'm sick to death of you and your cronies saying it is!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE-Crawl back under that rock in Alaska you crawled out from under.
No, not a "new" word, just a moron with an ego big enough to assume if she use "big words" her feeble-minded followers will think she is really smart, as none of them know that "refudiates" is NOT an actual word.
Just more proof this grizzly bear sow is NOT smarter than a 9th grader.
However, don't let the gotcha' ya lamestream media, get ya down, Sweetie!
You know, everyone gets 15 minutes but usually, they're 15 minutes all together, not spread out.
she is a gaffe!!
This woman is not qualified and never will be. She is a money loving, attention seeking you know what.
What does a mosque have to do with the Twin Towers? Little to nothing. Just because the people that committed the act were radical followers of Islam you are going to try to punish the other 99% of Muslims who aren't radical by denying them certain liberties like being able to worship without being persecuted? Isn't that what this country was FOUNDED ON?!?!? Oh my God, you call yourself the Tea Party, if our forefathers could hear you now they'd be rolling in their graves.
Just shows what going to four different Colleges to get a communications degree will get you............This woman is truely a MORON and needs go away..........thanks again John McInsane for giving us this idiot..............
This is news? The last line in particular seems vapid.
Delusional! She is delusional, she will never admit she is wrong. PLEASE GO AWAY ANNOYING WOMAN. We "refudiate" you.
What a nitwit. She makes W look like a rocket scientist. Of course HE got elected twice, which doesn't say much for the rest of us.
That's what you get when you go to 5 different colleges and end up without a degree!
Just proves her ignorance....again. And Bush's. And these are the bozos the Repubs put up for high office? NOT QUALIFIED in any way.
why does anyone care what this tw*t tweets? she's a walking advertisement for Dumb and Dumber.
...this is what happens when you attend (how many colleges Sarah)...and you believe that "I can see Russia from my house"...and you QUIT your job as Governor of the Great State of Alaska after only two years....and you tell your fellow Alaskans that you can do a better job as citizen Sarah than you can as Governor...oh yeah!
And how is it that you plan on doing this Sarah??? Oh yeah, by giving speeches to Tea Party pukes and like minded idiots who pay you no less than six figures for your (insert laugh) thoughts!!!!
Laugh, laugh, giggle, giggle. And, oh yeah, Alaskans ARE much better off without you.