What a Covfefe Is

A few minutes past midnight last night (or technically this morning) President Trump tweeted, “Despite the constant negative press covfefe.”

So it seems like he not only meant to type “coverage,” but also complete his thought. Scott Adams hypothesized that Trump was composing the tweet, got interrupted, and accidentally pocket-tweeted. Seems plausible. If you’ve ever put your phone in your pocket without turning its screen off, you know that some weird stuff can happen.

The thing is, Trump did not delete the tweet until several hours later. I can’t tell you whether that was intentional or not. Regardless, it made the mistake that much funnier.

Trump’s reaction to his gaffe was excellent, too:

This confirms that nobody can possibly laugh at him because he’s already laughing along with us. It’s all in good fun.

As for the true meaning of “covfefe,” here are some tongue-in-cheek theories. And here are two definitions:

Could “covfefe” end up in Merriam-Webster some day? Let’s make it happen!

Evan’s Friday Briefing: 5/26/17

Welcome to the 5/26/17 edition of “Evan’s Friday Briefing,” a quick list of what I’ve been enjoying, learning, and trying out.

What I’ve Been Listening To

I recently checked out from the library Bach’s Partitas performed by Vladimir Ashkenazy as well as an “Essential Beethoven” CD. So much better than the radio.

Language Learning Habit I’ve Started

I started creating my own flashcards on Quizlet using nothing but vocabulary words in my target language (Italian), pictures, and a personal connection. No English translations. I adopted this method from Gabriel Wyner’s Fluent-Forever.com. You can remember words much easier this way because you’re essentially training yourself to think in your target language.

My Tip Of The Day

This idea is not mine, but since I can’t remember where I got it from, I’m sharing it unattributed: Ask yourself, “What are the three major things I want to accomplish before I die?” Then ask yourself what you have done in the past month to realize those accomplishments. If you haven’t done anything, you’re a dreamer. Be a doer instead, for it is the doers who get exactly what they want out of life.

Article For Your Weekend

Pat Buchanan: “After the Confederates, who’s next?”

Great Quote I’ve Been Ruminating On

“Being successful at networking is realizing that, to get where you’re going, you need to help others get to where they’re going.” – J. Kelly Hoey