From sify news:
After coining a new word-”refudiate”- Sarah Palin has now compared herself to Shakespeare, for her rather controversial contribution to English language.
The former Republican Vice Presidential candidate made up a new word and first used it last week on Fox News’s Hannity show when she called on President Obama and his wife Michelle to “refudiate” the NAACP’s suggestion that the Tea Party movement was racist.
But, it did not end there, for Palin used it again in a tweet addressing the Ground Zero mosque controversy.
“Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate,” News.com.au quoted Palin as saying on her Twitter page.
Within hours, that tweet was deleted. A second tweet asked “peaceful New Yorkers” to “refute the Ground Zero mosque plan” and a third suggested rejecting it.
And finally came a fourth tweet, apparently acknowledging her language tussle, where she ended up comparing herself to Shakespeare.
“‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!” she said.
For the record, former President George W Bush used “misunderdestimate” and Mr Obama last year referred to people in Washington being “wee-wee’d up” in August.
Palin’s word has already made it onto urbandictionary.com, an online slang dictionary.
From DAILY Intel at New York Magazine:
Though you might think Sarah Palin would be a bit preoccupied this weekend, the former governor found the time to tweet up a storm Sunday, taking to her Blackberry to touch on the Ground Zero mosque controversy, as well as the English language.
Considering the landscape of anti-mosque rhetoric, Palin’s criticisms are actually not as extreme as they could be (though she really could do to lay off the caps lock). But then she decided to justify her use of the word “refudiate” in a previous tweet by placing herself in the same league as George W. Bush, Barack Obama and William Shakespeare.
Meanwhile, George W. Bush is probably just psyched that someone included him in the same group as Obama and that guy who wrote plays that people are always talking about.