A recent AARP poll found that Democratic Pennsylvania lieutenant governor John Fetterman is leading Republican Mehmet Oz by six points in their race for the state’s open Senate seat. Another survey, this one conducted by USA Today and Suffolk University, has Fetterman with a nine point lead over his Trump-backed rival. But if the race came down to who’s better at tweeting (an entirely possible scenario in the near future), Fetterman would already have been declared the winner.
“.@JohnFetterman,” Oz tweeted, along with an image of Fetterman’s name in the dictionary. “Noun 1. Bernie Sanders Socialist to the Left of Joe Biden. 2. A political puppet. 3. Radical; wrong for Pennsylvania,” it reads. A poor intern had to make that.
This is how Fetterman fired back:
Oz’s original tweet has less than 230 likes; Fetterman’s reply (the watermark is a nice touch) is nearing 3,000 likes.
I was so distracted by Fetterman clowning his opponent — not for the first time — that it took me a few minutes to realize the real problem with Oz’s tweet: that’s not how dictionaries work. Why is “John” between “justice” and “jurisdiction”? And why is “jurisdiction” after “justice”? And why is… The point is, there are a lot of issues here.
why is john between justice and jurisidction thats not how dictionaries or the alphabet work https://t.co/MgVi4PRTPi
— hottiepants (@punishedpants) June 28, 2022
begging to know why Oz's social team decided to cram "John Fetterman" between "justice" and "jurisdiction"—two words that are *also* not in alphabetical order!—in the dictionary. https://t.co/nDmATL7oF9
— Bradford Pearson (@BradfordPearson) June 28, 2022
justice john jurisdiction, the normal order of a dictionary https://t.co/qxSepJOZaT
— Shawn Hils (@ShawnHils) June 28, 2022
Telling the entire internet that you don’t know the alphabet is certainly a strategy https://t.co/vUx2Veolod
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) June 28, 2022
Why is this not under "F"? Why is it in the middle of the "Ju"s? https://t.co/5S1Qj57S9i
— Philip Bump (@pbump) June 28, 2022
He's got a medical degree but doesn't realize that "John" comes before "Justice" in the dictionary. https://t.co/KVjbJX8MUl
— Doc Strange (@realDoc_Strange) June 28, 2022
Pennsylvania’s Senate election isn’t until November 8. In related news, it’s not too late to buy the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia whiskey.