The internet was thrown into hysterics yesterday after Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes made a grammatical error on social media.
In response to New York Jets star Aaron Rodgers’ suspected Achilles tendon injury, Mahomes, 27, posted on X (formerly Twitter) “Hate that guy… pray for the best.”
However, this isn’t an attack on the NFL – he just forgot to include the comma. Mahomes quickly corrected his mistake by revising his post, but unfortunately, followers have discovered the original content — including the Merriam-Webster Dictionary description.
Dictionary commented on Mahomes’ post, “Proud of this edit,” a hilarious response that received more than 650,000 views and more than 13,000 likes.
“Are you sure you didn’t mean it?” Jeremy Perowski joked.
“Punctuation is always important,” says KING-Ace.
“Thank God, MW!” wrote @TheKeeper2016.
“Proud that this is the top comment,” Adam Corbett said.
Mahomes apparently took the jokes in stride, sharing a follow-up post that read, “I know one day I’m going to need the edit button here,” alongside a laughing emoji.
Mahomes isn’t the only celebrity being poked fun at by Merriam-Webster. Publishers poked fun at former prisoner Amanda Knox after she declared on Twitter that “study abroad is awesome!”
The comment was in response to an article written by a student detailing a negative experience she had in Florence, Italy. Knox, 36, was jailed for four years after being wrongly convicted of murdering her roommate Meredith Kercher while they were studying in the Italian city of Perugia in the mid-2000s.
In reply to Knox’s tweet, Merriam-Webster simply left a link to the definition of “spitting,” which is defined as “the act of spitting out a drink in response to something funny or surprising, especially for comic effect “.
The dictionary also mocked the 77-year-old president in 2017 after then-President Donald Trump used the incorrect version of “pore” in a tweet.
The businessman wrote in a now-deleted post: “After writing many best-selling books and taking some pride in my writing abilities, it should be noted that fake news often likes to look for in my tweets mistake.”
“I capitalize certain words just for emphasis, not because they should be capitalized!”
In response to this faux pas, Merriam-Webster writes: “‘read carefully’ read or study very carefully'”
“‘Pour it out’ ☕️ ‘Make expensive coffee’
“‘Brush’ Comb hair from one side of your head to cover bald spots.'”
The publisher’s remarks about Trump’s alleged comb-over haircut were praised by critics, with @EstherThePig declaring: “Webster’s social media team needs a raise.”