Thanks for the meme-aries, Donald Trump. Your “bad hombres” and “such a nasty woman” slights of Hillary Clinton crashed the Internet during and after the bitter final presidential debate.
And your words also sent millions to their online – and maybe even old-fashioned book – dictionaries.
CBS News noted, “Searches for the word ‘hombre,’ the Spanish word for “man,” spiked 120,000% over the hourly average after Trump used the word, Merriam-Webster reported.
“By the end of the debate, lookups for “hombres,” “ombré” (“an old three-handed card game popular in Europe especially in the 17th and 18th centuries”) and “ombre” “having colors or tones that shade into each other —used especially of fabrics in which the color is graduated from light to dark”) also increased by large margins, Merriam-Webster said.”
At Bustle.com, Kadeen Griffith wrote after Wednesday night’s debate: “Listen, I love a good ombré as much as the next girl. I’ve never tried it, personally, for my hair, but I’ve seen some good ombrés. And, honestly, I’d rather see some bad ombrés than listen to a potential future president seriously stand in front of America and say there are bad hombres in our country.”
“Such a nasty woman” ignited similar snark.
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