Melbourne: After coining a new word—“refudiate”— Sarah Palin has now compared herself to Shakespeare, for her rather controversial contribution to English language.
The former Republican Vice Presidential candidate made up a new word and first used it last week on Fox News`s Hannity show when she called on President Obama and his wife Michelle to "refudiate" the NAACP`s suggestion that the Tea Party movement was racist.
But, it did not end there, for Palin used it again in a tweet addressing the Ground Zero mosque controversy.
"Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn`t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate,” News.com.au quoted Palin as saying on her Twitter page.
Within hours, that tweet was deleted. A second tweet asked "peaceful New Yorkers" to "refute the Ground Zero mosque plan" and a third suggested rejecting it.
And finally came a fourth tweet, apparently acknowledging her language tussle, where she ended up comparing herself to Shakespeare.
"``Refudiate,` `misunderestimate,` `wee-wee`d up.` English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!” she said.
For the record, former President George W Bush used "misunderdestimate" and Mr Obama last year referred to people in Washington being "wee-wee`d up" in August.
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs later tried to explain it away by saying: "I think wee-weed up is when people just get all nervous for no particular reason."
Palin`s word has already made it onto urbandictionary.com, an online slang dictionary.