July 20th, 2010
09:05 AM ET
4 years ago

TIME.com: The Very Best #Shakespalin Tweets

Palin says she likes to coin new words just like Shakespeare did.
Palin says she likes to coin new words just like Shakespeare did.

Sarah Palin used Twitter to laugh off accidentally coining a new word, "refudiate." She joked that since Shakespeare coined new words, why shouldn't she? Word nerds and literary buffs didn't take kindly to Palin comparing herself to Shakespeare, and turned her quip into comedic gold.

Hence, the #shakespalin hashtag, where Twitter users write Shakespearean quotes, Palin-style. Check out the quippiest (did we make that word up, too?) tweets.

Watch: Palin invents 'new' word


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  1. tweety

    PLEASE keep showing us your IQ, it's assurance we will never have to see you in the White House.

    I say let her keep talkin'. It's pure comedy, more material for SNL and Tina Fey, shows even the worst Republicanknuckleheads just how she is the most smartest grizzly mama ever! You betcha.

    I'm waiting for the sex tape. Ya, know, her and Todd showing their love and all. Oh, wait, Levi says they don't even sleep in the same bed.

    In that case, I'm waiting on the sex tape she has with a member of her staff, ya know there's got to be one. That is all this mess is missing after all.

    July 20, 2010 08:48 am at 8:48 am |
  2. Liz the First

    Sarah Palin comparing herself to Shakespeare is like George Bush comparing himself to, well, any intelligent human being. why this woman's verbal diarrhea is news is beyond me. if the media gave her the attention she deserves, which is NONE, she would soon shut up and go away. she is of no consequence and needs to be treated as such.

    July 20, 2010 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  3. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    500 years from now, we will still be enjoying reading and performing the works of the Bard of Avon. 500 years from now, if she is lucky, Sarah the Quitter will be consigned to a footnote in history. Remember, folks, she was not the first woman to be a major party VP candidate – that honor went to the articulate and knowledgable Geraldine Ferraro. She was not the first woman elected governor on her own – that honor went to Ella Grasso. She is not the first woman to start a political upheaval to enforce morality – that was Carrie Nation. Like I said, a footnote.

    July 20, 2010 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  4. Kellyk

    She didn't accidentally coin a new word, she genuinely thought that refudiation was real. When will CNN and other media outlets stop giving this not very smart woman a platform to shout from? She is a former half term governor of a very small state who couldn't find it in herself to finish the job she was elected to do. She was part of a Presidential ticket that was trounced in the 2008 election and every single political poll proves that she is tremendously unpopular amongst Americans, save for the hard core right.

    July 20, 2010 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. hobart

    Because Shakespeare was learned, and Palin is not?

    Why do so many Republicans find such willful stupidity such a virtue? She's the reason McCain lost in such a landslide. Being deliberately clueless combined with making stuff up out of whole cloth is dishonest at best, and when it comes to governing, treasonous at worst.

    Sarah, why do you hate the majority of Americans?

    July 20, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  6. Carol

    This woman IS an idiot.

    July 20, 2010 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  7. Marie MD

    To those who think it was a typo, no it wasn't. The more she tried to fix her English mistake mess the worse it got. This woman is an idiot!!

    To semi-quote Shakespeare (who is probably turning in his grave) because this imbecile thinks she can compare herself to one of the greatest literary minds of all time.

    'The quitter's" but a walking shadow, a poor player, that truts and frets "her" hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more; it is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    I RATHER LIKE THE NO MORE PART. We already know her intellect is non existent and she IS a nothing to most intelligent people.

    July 20, 2010 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  8. Donkey Party

    That woman is an idiot.

    July 20, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  9. David in Houston

    It is simply amazing to me how someone with the IQ of a can of peas gets so much fee airtime.

    July 20, 2010 09:07 am at 9:07 am |
  10. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    Would CNN publicize gaffes by Joe Biden? Heck no. Everytime that idiot opens his mouth, it is a gaffe of the highest order. But they caught Palin, making an error so it becomes news on the political ticker. What Ticker should do is go back when Obozo said the health care mandate was not a tax and compare that with what his Justice Department is saying in trying to defend it. How about going back to Biden and Obozo comments on Iraq in trying to stop the surge and comparing that with what they are saying now. Then we could see the sheer hypocrisy, stupidity, corruption and ineptness of this union run administration.

    July 20, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  11. Larry

    I've never seen an individual flaunt her stupidity like Palin.

    July 20, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  12. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    "To be drllin', or not to be drillin', that is the question.

    July 20, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  13. Jim in Florida

    No media agenda here is there Time, CNN?

    No bias?

    Bull

    July 20, 2010 09:12 am at 9:12 am |
  14. pc

    this ignorant hack of a woman has done more to dumb down america than anyone in the history of america. i just don't see the following of this hillbillie white trash. she has brought out more hate an bigotry than i have ever seen in my lifetime. john mccain should be imprisoned for what he has brought apon this nation. she makes alvin green look very ,very smart.

    July 20, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  15. Unimpractical

    She is the embodilyment of fruit-cakery. Fortunanamous for those of us questionating her inteligamation.

    July 20, 2010 09:16 am at 9:16 am |
  16. Chas in Iowa

    We all knew Sarah had a problem speaking in coherant sentances but they could most always be understood for what they were. Now that she has taken to inventing new words,......... we are all going to need a Sarah decoding book.

    July 20, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  17. Save America, impeach the treasonous republicans

    Ode to Palin, Bachmann, & Angle:
    When shall we meet again, in thunder, lightning or in rain? When we have destroyed social security, medicare and health insurance reform.

    July 20, 2010 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  18. D

    Oh yea can anyone say dumb bimbo?

    July 20, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  19. John D. Landry

    I'm more surprised that she knew who Shakespeare was, than the fact that she is coining new words. I guess she is only dumb as half a post.

    July 20, 2010 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  20. PCPhillips

    Sarah Palin is an idiot, and I dare her to "refudiate" that!

    July 20, 2010 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  21. old white lady in the middle of the country

    stupid is as stupid does

    July 20, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  22. themoi

    Shakespeare on drugs maybe but certainly nowhere near the Bard himself!

    July 20, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  23. Guest

    She's the best darn LIAR, ever

    July 20, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  24. larry

    Paling should go refudiate herself.

    July 20, 2010 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  25. Brian Orlando

    I'm sure Republicans think of Shakespeare and Palin are one in the same.

    July 20, 2010 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
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