Friday, 17 April 2015

The Washington Post Issued A Correction For My Twitter Joke

First they came for Nixon. Now it’s my turn.

Marco Rubio has been compared to President Obama a lot lately. Both were young freshman senators when they announced their presidential campaigns. Both are hip-hop fans. And, theoretically, both are much cooler than your average politician. (Talk about a low bar.)

But no one had drawn the true connection between the two men. No one, that is, except BuzzFeed's Daniel Kibblesmith.

The above tweet is a joke by Buzzfeed's Daniel Kibblesmith, formerly of Clickhole. 7,000 favorites, 5,000 retweets, and a writeup on a Washington Post blog. Everyone loves it. But almost everyone missed the real joke: The anagram doesn't actually work.

Correction 12:22 p.m. Tuesday: It turns out "Marco Rubio" can spell out "Birac Uromo," but his name is missing the additional "b" and "a" you'd need to spell out "Uboma." So while you can technically spell "Birac Uboma" with letters from Rubio's name, it's not an actual anagram.

(h/t Gawker)

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