Fox News reports that the newly available app from the Romney campaign had one little problem:
Twitter went wild Tuesday night when it was discovered that the Romney campaign had misspelled the word “America” on its new iPhone app that launched only hours earlier.
Naturally, funny people had a field day with this:
“Whew, I hear Mitt’s updating that misspelled Amercia on his app. He’s just going with Untied States now,” read one tweet.
Another tweeted, “AMERCIA TEH BUETIFLU.”
I’d love to make fun of this gaffe, but I cannot. In 1993, I started my job as an Army personal officer in Japan and learned my duties included editing my Military Intelligence Brigade’s quarterly newspaper. #JobNobodyElseWanted
We were lucky enough to publish each issue at the “Stars and Stripes” offices located in Tokyo; harboring dreams of someday being a writer, I felt so cool to work – albeit for just a few hours – in a real newsroom. Minutes before I sent my first edition to the printer, the Stars and Stripes sports editor glanced over my shoulder at the front page.
“You probably wanna spell ‘intelligence’ correctly for an intelligence brigade newspaper,” he said. I chuckled. Riiiight. As if I’d ever… Then, breaking into a sweat, I peeked down.
Sure enough, I’d spelled it ‘intellgence’. (Note: spellcheck wasn’t automatic like it is now, and I hadn’t run it, because I was an idiot second lieutenant – redundant.)
If not for this man’s random glance, I would have printed 500 copies of that newspaper and mailed them all around the Pacific Rim. Gulp.
So, no I will not be hopping on the Romney’s-An-Idiot bandwagon today. Not mee.