#DOTARD lights up social media

/ 11:39 PM September 25, 2017

NEW YORK —When Kim Jung Un used an arcane insult, calling President Donald Trump a “dotard,” social media went nuts.  In fact, according to international social media analytics firm Talkwalker, overnight there were more than 100,000 uses of the hashtag #dotard and a total 189,000 mentions of the word.  According to Merriam-Webster, dotard is “a person in his or her dotage,” which is “a state or period of senile decay marked by decline of mental poise and alertness.”

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This tweet from Merriam Webster was the top trending social post, with more than 7,400 Retweets and 13,000 likes.

https://twitter.com/MerriamWebster/status/911003233828659201

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Other Tweets took issue with the translation of the word, like this one from @TheJihyeLee, with 6,300 Retweets and 10,700 likes.  https://twitter.com/TheJihyeLee/status/911007687298580481

Others took the opportunity to bring up some of the gaffes uttered by the President, including this Tweet from @RobinJoJo, which was Retweeted 4,400 times and received 11,300 likes.  https://twitter.com/RobinJOJO/status/911024397951086592

This Tweet from Youtube personality Mark Dice took issue with the celebratory hysteria created online.  https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/911033453566558208

Finally, this Tweet from @TurnUp_TheTweet takes the new Education Secretary to task.  https://twitter.com/TurnUp_TheTweet/status/911028741056364544

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