Dotard – I learned a new word from North Korean's leader
“KIM JONG-UN CALLING TRUMP A ‘DOTARD’ GAVE THE INTERNET A LANGUAGE LESSON” – Head line on Wired.com (https://www.wired.com/story/kim-jong-un-trump-dotard/) spurred me to google for the word, and I was like, “Oh that’s a real word” and according to Dictionary app on Google, the word means:
Oh my god, I just learned a new word from North Korean’s leader Kim Jung-un, who has been threatening the world with his test fires of ICBM over the pacific. Now he is threatening the world that he is not what he seems to be, and that the world may not even know more than they should. So I was not the only one who did not know the meaning of the word, or that the word existed at all.
Dotard became an international sensation. Wired.com wrote in the article:
“Searches for the term hit peak interest literally overnight (the region that looked up the term the most was, unsurprisingly, Washington, DC). Within minutes, Merriam-Webster’s ever-on-the-ball Twitter feed had offered a definition. This morning, the New York Times published a story noting the word had been used only 10 times in its pages since 1980. Other outlets pointed out that it was a word favoured by Shakespeare and J.R.R. Tolkien.”
No-one would expect such a turn out. Someone on the internet even mentioned that the word is describing Trump accurately. I am not a supporter of either leaders. I live in a country small enough not to play a significant role in world politics. But any instability would have an impact no matter what. We are like a small boat in a big ocean. I enjoy the peace and freedom that the country has brought to the people and I give thanks for it too.
This is all I can wish and pray for, world peace. And more to that, I also pray for wisdom for the big players of the world, though boys will be boys, they usually fight for the strangest reasons. I can only watch and hope for the best.
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