OUR NATION'S GREATEST LEGISLATORS  4:52 pm January 23, 2012

Spelling on Chuck Grassley’s Twitter Finally Improves After Being Hacked

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

Missing one apostrophe, but it's still a 4000% improvement.

WOAH HEY, how did an intelligible phrase sneak into the stream of notoriously incomprehensible re-imaginings of the English language that we are usually treated to on Senator Chuck Grassley’s Twitter feed? Did science up and find a cure for “teabagger?” Kind of! It’s known in this case as “hacking.”

A couple dozen tweets mostly calling out Grassley for supporting SOPA also made it up for a few hours before everyone began to deduce that Grassley’s account had been hacked because of the flurry of complete sentences that abruptly followed up this random sequence of letter and symbol buttons that Chuck’s thumbs smashed down on his Blackberry last Saturday:

Oh well, and now all trace of coherency has been wiped from Chuck Grassley’s Twitter feed, and the world is safe again. SRY EVRY1 NO WORRY @LL back 2 how it shud b! [Twitter]

 
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nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 4:54 pm

Is r chilln's lurnin?

YouBetcha January 23, 2012 at 4:56 pm

This is not how American Americans behave. The REAL America would not kowtow to such elitist concepts as grammar and punctuation. FREEDUMB!

nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Anonymous for Senate 2012!

fartknocker January 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

Chuck is a dip-twit-shit.

Baconzgood January 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

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(this comment is 100% snark free)

nounverb911 January 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

.– . .-.. .-.. / … .- .. -..!

Guppy January 23, 2012 at 5:12 pm

Amazing! That's my WPA2 key!

Not_So_Much January 23, 2012 at 6:10 pm

I loved that movie.

Barrelhse January 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Fk u Ck

Selfish_T January 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

Just as long as Chuck's back in time to send out some shockingly unintelligible live tweets of the next UNI basketball game…

Antispandex January 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Hacking a Teatard's account < Time on your hands.

Better to just wait for them to bring the crazy…it never takes too long.

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 5:00 pm

From the state that gave you the winner, Santorum. Thumbs up (your ass) Iowa.

tcaalaw January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

When I saw the improved spelling, I thought Grassley had taken a blow to the head.

CommieLibunatic January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Is he channeling for Palin here?

paris biltong January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Still, "its" should be "it's" but who am I to nitpick?

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Facts and stuff so elitist.

Negropolis January 24, 2012 at 1:50 am

Twitter. 140 characters. Ain't got no time for apostrophes, Frenchie; that's the entire point of the Twitterverse: to render the Englishish language just intelligible enough to understand.

Isyaignert January 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm

That's what makes this tweet so 'effing lame@ss. Grassley's going on about how there's no grammatical errors, but he's wrong.

NorthStarSpanx January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

Sarah Palin hacked his account?

smokefilledroommate January 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

T

BarackMyWorld January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

IowaGOP srsly quit vting 4 corrpt dumass. LOL #heblowsalot.

Chillwillard January 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

My dog can hack a Teabagger account…their passwords are always "abc123."

elviouslyqueer January 23, 2012 at 5:03 pm

@ChuckGrassley

STFU & pull corncob out yr ass u duchbag.

#Grassyass #Cornpants

actor212 January 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

GHOSTTWEETER!

TeaNuts January 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Chuck who?

actor212 January 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Grassley

Rhymes with Assley.

Jukesgrrl January 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

Yes, he was remarkably quiet throughout the Republican caucus in his own state. Imagine how much crazier it would have been had he tweeted his "thought" processes.

SayItWithWookies January 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

Rlax Iowns ChkGrssly use punct grmmr not i sine of Apoklips jst pet pig Wilbur grew thums & lrnin. Now nos whr bkn cms frm.

Designer_Rants January 23, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Apoklips Cow

MilwaukeeKent January 23, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Porklips Now. For Chuck, for Wilbur, for Iowa
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sjuXP3aya00

Better then the debate.

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 5:05 pm

The hacker should have "pulled a Weiner" and sent some Grassley crotch shots.

HistoriCat January 23, 2012 at 5:20 pm

Eeeewwww!

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

He is a republican senator, what makes you think he isn't getting those already?

Limeylizzie January 23, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Oh dear God, pass that bleach Historicat, would you?

littlebigdaddy January 23, 2012 at 5:06 pm

I hope this isn't prelude to a sexting event.

hagajim January 23, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Hop Iwns4Grsly R nt L8 to prty!!!

Mumbletypeg January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Oh, it's like when one of the screenwriters for those hawt-and-happenin' teevee series decides to give a main character a makeover, with sharp departures in manner and attitude from their usual schtick. Like Eric Northman in "True Blood" or Lady Ethel in "Downton Abbey"… If the same person who hacked this tweet-refurb is also behind Mittbot's unforced error in acknowledging Hopey admin's effect on the recession, I think we're in for a good season on Upstairs, Downstairs The Down Staircase!

edgydrifter January 23, 2012 at 6:00 pm

Replace Joe Ferone with Joey Ramone and I think you've got a hit!

CrunchyKnee January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

I(diots) O(ut) W(andering) A(round).

Spilt milk also too. $$$

SorosBot January 23, 2012 at 5:09 pm

And here I thought maybe Grassley had decided to lay off the meth for once.

chascates January 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

We've reached a great point in our country's development when politicians are able to tweet like 12-year-olds.

widestanceshakedown January 23, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Damn, I thought he himself had been hacked by some rogue corn cultists.

ifthethunderdontgetya January 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Senator Chuck's twitter is back in the twatter.

Move along folks, nothing to see…
~

smoothmineral January 23, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Now the only question is will the baggers buy that his Twitter was hacked, or will they run him out of office for being a secret liberal elite who knows how to think and spell?

SexySmurf January 23, 2012 at 5:18 pm

Let's play a game. Can you guess which of the following tweets were written by Grassley and which ones were written by America's Sweetheart, Courtney Stodden:

1. Ocassionally I turn to History channel hope to c history. Whenevr will the history channel hv a real old fashion histry program

2. While hardcore hits dominate my every move – I suddenly strip – & jump on top of a sexy sports car as I begin to wash it uncontrollably!

3. Ûü

4. Feeling fun & flirty as I passionately pounce on the bed to play a dominating game in the dark… meow! ;)

5. "For GOD so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life." XOs

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 5:27 pm

Not fair. It's all Grassley.

SexySmurf January 23, 2012 at 5:29 pm

Actually that last one is Courtney Stodden (seriously).

Schmannnity January 23, 2012 at 5:44 pm

WTF?

Biel_ze_Bubba January 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm

Fuckin' for Jeebus? Now there's a church you can believe in!

Limeylizzie January 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm

I really hope, and fear, that #2 is Chuck.

new_pic_for_NEWTer January 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Hardcore hits DO dominate his every move…

edgydrifter January 23, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Only Grassley would misspell "T"

Pres.Beeblebrox January 23, 2012 at 8:36 pm

A

Beowoof January 23, 2012 at 5:26 pm

Oh gee Chuck, you are so funky down with the technology. I bet you may get a pager soon.

Jukesgrrl January 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm

He's still trying to buy the italics ball for his IBM Selectric typewriter.

Lionel[redacted]Esq January 23, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Romney admitting that the economy is getting better. Proper spelling from Grassley…

What would happen if all of the GOP's robots suddenly became self-aware and rebelled against their creators?

HarryButtle January 23, 2012 at 6:32 pm

What would happen if all of the GOP's robots suddenly became self-aware and rebelled against their creators?

I'd finally accept the theory of intelligent design.

ps We are talking about Transformer/Terminator-style carnage, right? It'd suck if all the rebellious robots did was fix their spelling & grammar.

real_dc_native January 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm

Any group that calls itself Anonymous needs spelling skills.

Generation[redacted] January 23, 2012 at 6:15 pm

its apparent that his twitter has improved it's grammar, but not totally.

whatupirondog January 23, 2012 at 7:41 pm

So does this ultimately hurt or help his image with people of Iowa who regularly swallow his smarmy, folksy line of bullshit?

ttommyunger January 23, 2012 at 9:02 pm

"Spelling on Chuck Grassley’s Twitter Finally Improves After Being Hacked." Great, Chuckles, now, about your breath…

Designer_Rants January 23, 2012 at 9:15 pm

As a follower of Chuck's feed, I figured it out right away when it went 2 tweets in a row without mentioning Girls volleyball game scores, college basketball scores, nor college football scores. Just give him a job already, ESPN.

Negropolis January 24, 2012 at 1:38 am

It's…it's…evolving!

I propose a new law: Grassley's Law. Grassley's Law states that the longer a politician's tweeter feed, the closer said politician gets to posting something that will compromise and/or end his or her career.

See also: Weiner's Law.

BZ1 January 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

yet punctuation and spelling are still elusive goals, felled by the inevitable its conundrum…

Isyaignert January 24, 2012 at 12:42 pm

FAIL – his tweet should read: "Yes it's …" I feel so damn bad for the apostrophe – it's the most abused punctuation evah! There's even an Apostrophe Protection Society in the U.K. – http://www.apostrophe.org.uk/

Quick lesson – "it's" means "it is" and "its" is a possessive pronoun that requires no apostrophe, like "hers" or "theirs."

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