If you looked up the word "savage" in the dictionary, you'd probably find Merriam-Webster.
One of the world's most useful books has become a sassy beacon of light as we grapple with the black hole that is the Donald Trump presidency thus far.
Here are 15 of our absolute favorite Twitter responses, from the snarky to the downright deadly.
1. When it kicked the nit-pickers off their high horse.
Writers who have used 'literally' to mean "figuratively":— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) August 3, 2016
2. When it paid appropriate homage to the 2016 presidential election.
We've updated our Twitter header in honor of the election. pic.twitter.com/mOFT8sUlVD— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 7, 2016
3. When it just could not let Kellyanne Conway get away with "alternative facts."
📈A fact is a piece of information presented as having objective reality. https://t.co/gCKRZZm23c— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 22, 2017
*whispers into the void* In contemporary use, fact is understood to refer to something with actual existence. https://t.co/gCKRZZm23c— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 24, 2017
4. When it called out a rival dictionary on its lies.
.@Dictionarycom There's no cream in that coffee.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 11, 2016
5. When it put the Ghostbusters remake trolls in their sexist place.
Trust us: the feminine form of 'ghostbuster' is 'ghostbuster'.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) July 15, 2016
6. When it told people to chill while also inventing a new word.
Every time someone complains about us adding words to the dictionary, we get a little bit closer to adding headdesk. https://t.co/ZThGb1Owsg— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) August 21, 2016
7. When it took the time to educate but also "headdesk."
People keep— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) April 25, 2016
1) saying they don't know what 'genderqueer' means
2) asking why we added it to the dictionary pic.twitter.com/wsGZ7Y6XB8
8. When it corrected the White House's major flub on Holocaust Remembrance Day.
📈'Holocaust' is trending again. It is understood to refer especially to the Nazis' mass murder of European Jews. https://t.co/SpAZ9kiKrn— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 30, 2017
9. When it turned a favored conservative insult for the left on its head.
In Missouri in the early 1860s, a 'snowflake' was a person who was opposed to the abolition of slavery. https://t.co/XtIlA4ARV5— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 30, 2017
10. When it left us with some casual, terrifying realness.
'Fascism' is still our #1 lookup.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 29, 2016
# of lookups = how we choose our Word of the Year.
There's still time to look something else up.
11. When it got sick of all the "But I'm not a feminist" nonsense.
📈'Feminism' is defined as "the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities." https://t.co/Zjf7CAPUjL— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) February 23, 2017
12. When it acknowledged effort, but also dealt some serious shade.
13. When it took the United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to school.
'Historic' and 'historical' have subtly different meanings. https://t.co/2Pew5BZPXI— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 21, 2017
14. When it burned White House press secretary Sean Spicer with his own words.
📈Lookups for 'betrayal' spiked after Sean Spicer said "I'm not going to define the word."— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 31, 2017
We defined the word. https://t.co/alq6KqMgnF
15. When it had nothing left to give.
Wakes up.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) May 31, 2017
📈 Lookups fo...
Regrets checking Twitter.
Goes back to bed.
Yes, the dictionary is officially a killer read.
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