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Hillary Clinton tweeted "Love trumps hate" NOT "Love Trump's Hate." (Credit: Hillary Clinton Twitter)

Your English teacher probably warned you that a misplaced punctuation mark could change the meaning of your sentence. The Globe and Mail was reminded of that lesson in a story about Hillary Clinton and Donald  Trump.

Clinton tweeted in response to Trump’s call to ban Muslims from entering the United States that “Love Trumps Hate,” with the message, “Tell Donald Trump: Hate is not an American value.”

But the Globe and Mail added an apostrophe which dramatically changed the message to suggest she was calling on supporters to “love [Donald] Trump’s hate.”

The Globe and Mail correction (Via Huffington Post)

The Globe and Mail correction (Via Huffington Post)

A correction on the Globe and Mail‘s story, according to The Huffington Post, was published on print and online. In print the correction reads:

“A Wednesday news story on Donald Trump incorrectly quoted a Hillary Clinton tweet as saying ‘Love Trump’s Hate.’ In fact, the tweet was ‘love trumps hate.'”

And online:

“The original print version and an earlier digital version of this article incorrectly quoted a Hillary Clinton tweet as saying ‘Love Trump’s Hate.’ In fact, the tweet was ‘love trumps hate.’ This digital version has been corrected.”

See Clinton’s Dec. 8 tweet below.

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Twitter’s Steve Ladurantaye, formerly a media reporter for the Globe and Mail, rightly called the correction “maybe the funniest thing you’ll read today.”

 

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3 Responses

  1. In now way does it matter whether it is with or without the apostrophe. The message is sent and resounding. we are headed into the darkest regions, with no where to turn ahead or behind: it’s go through.

  2. Ira Ebstein says:

    Wow! Really confused last night and today watching DNC participants carrying “Love Trumps Hate”.
    None of us got it. Some of us actually thought there were disenters amongst the mix protesting against Clinton, saying perhaps Trump’s hate for all of the injustices and enemies of America is good and they stand with him in unison knowing full well that love is blind and blindness can get you killed.

  3. Casey Henderson says:

    Either way, it works- ‘Cause Jesus or Buddha would actually say “Love Trump’s Hate” — you know, in the manner of “Love Your Enemy” or “Have Compassion”.

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