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Here are the times the dictionary corrected Trump

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The Merriam-Webster Twitter account has been trolling Trump since the primaries. Just this morning, the account tweeted, "The phrase 'priming the pump' dates to the early 19th century," after Trump claimed to have thought of the phrase himself during an interview with the Economist.

Here are some of the best Trump subtweets from Merriam-Webster to date.

The context: Last February after a primary debate, Trump tweeted some typo-filled insults, calling Marco Rubio a "leightweight chocker." He also claimed "every poll said I won the debate last night. Great honer!" (The typos were later fixed.)

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The context: During a presidential debate, Trump referred to "bad hombres." And of course used the controversial adverb "big league"/"bigly."

The tweets:

So apparently we're doing this again. Cheers. 🍻 https://t.co/zHTNNl1XAE #debatenight— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) October 20, 2016

The context: Trump won the election.

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The context: Kellyanne Conway's infamous "alternative facts" remark.

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The context: After Trump met with the FBI and boasted about a standing ovation. The tweet: If you're part of a group that's paid to applaud, you're a 'claqueur'. https://t.co/EX96vGLGDz — Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) January 24, 2017 The context: Trump marked Holocaust Remembrance Day with a statement that didn't mention Jews.

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The context: After Conway said she didn't feel comfortable calling herself a feminist.

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The context: Trump repeatedly tweeted "hearby," meaning "hereby."

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The context: Sean Spicer claimed that the use of air quotes meant that Trump wasn't referring to literal wiretapping in his accusations toward Obama.

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The context: Reports surfaced that Ivanka Trump was joining the administration.

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The context: Trump tweeted on Monday, "under oath, if she knows how classified information got into the newspapers soon after she explained it to the W.H. council"

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