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

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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65 comments

  1. YouBetcha

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

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  3. Selfish_T

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

  4. Antispandex

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

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

    1. Negropolis

      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.

    2. Isyaignert

      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.

    1. Jukesgrrl

      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.

  5. SayItWithWookies

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

  6. Mumbletypeg

    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!

  7. chascates

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

  8. smoothmineral

    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?

  9. SexySmurf

    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

  10. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    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?

    1. HarryButtle

      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.

  11. whatupirondog

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

  12. ttommyunger

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

  13. Designer_Rants

    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.

  14. Negropolis

    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.

  15. Isyaignert

    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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