On 4th of July, independence matters. So does spelling

A trending hashtag turned into a grammar stickler's worst nightmare

Rachel Kurland
July 04, 2018 - 2:49 pm

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — If only there was a red pen that could fix all mistakes on the internet.

But alas, there is not, and we are left with an abhorrently ironic misspelled hashtag trending on Twitter — with big-name brands, public figures and others blindly using #IndependanceDay in their tweets.

The misspelling of Independence Day on the Fourth of July has left us in a consistent state of shaking our heads, but is anyone really surprised? The president's tweets are constantly riddled with spelling and grammar offenses — this is the state of our nation.

Instead of tweeting about Independence Day, users are tweeting IndepenDANCE Day. Although to be fair, since it is now trending, that is the first automated hashtag option that pops up when you start typing about the holiday.

On the other hand, Americans should be able to fact check and edit their own tweets when referring to the biggest annual American holiday.

But I digress. Along with the slight singe of shame comes some very funny spelling mistakes. 

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Some are fairly innocent mistakes.

Others probably should have known better.

Even government leaders didn't seem to notice.

We're not sure whether to laugh or cry.