NFL Teams Get Trolled By The Dictionary On Twitter
In a rare twist of events, the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary silenced a spat between NFL teams on Twitter, coming out as the clear winner.
The Twitter feud – which has been going on for several days – began when the Colts tweeted out a photo to amp up fans for the upcoming season:
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 28, 2017
The Titans apparently took offense to the photo and word choice, claiming they were first to use it:
#WordOfTheDay “Forged”: copied fraudulently; fake.
Glad we could inspire you. #TitanUp pic.twitter.com/KbV9GI427Q
— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) August 29, 2017
Then the Vikings got into it, tweeting a photo of them using the word “forge” with their time stamps highlighted:
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) August 29, 2017
But the Colts fired back, unimpressed with the time stamps:
We can circle dates too. pic.twitter.com/H1r14jgsOm
— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) August 29, 2017
Finally the person running the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary had enough of it already.
Now, teams. There’s no reason you can’t ALL ‘forge ahead,’ much like you copied each other when you lost to the Patriots. https://t.co/s6ljyu0y6V
— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) August 30, 2017
Oddly, all Twitter accounts fell silent after this. Chalk one up for the dictionary, headquartered in none other than Massachusetts. Let’s hear it for the New England educational system.
— Daniel McGugen (@GugenMeister) August 30, 2017