Sarah Palin 'Refudiate' Twitter Remark Causes FLOOD Of #ShakesPalin Tweets

07/20/2010 04:27 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Craig Kanalley Senior Editor, Big News & Live Events, The Huffington Post

After Sarah Palin's Twitter shoutout to William Shakespeare, the question arose -- what types of things would Palin say if she wrote like Shakespeare all the time?

Thanks to the minds of clever Tweeters, we're getting a glimpse of that today, with tweets ranging from heavily political to light-hearted and humorous based on popular Shakespeare quotes.

It all started with this tweet from Palin: "Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn't it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate."

But refudiate is not a word.

Palin deleted the tweet, posted a follow-up using 'refute' instead, and then addressed critics with this tweet: ""Refudiate," "misunderestimate," "wee-wee'd up." English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!"

The subsequent chatter not only propelled #ShakesPalin to Twitter's trending topics, but led to a @ShakesPalin Twitter account. Vote on the best #ShakesPalin tweets below and let us know great tweets we missed and your OWN Shakespearean Palin lines in the comments below.

Sarah Palin 'Refudiate' Twitter Remark Sparks #ShakesPalin Tweets