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Yahoo! Finance Makes The Mother Of All Typos, And Black Twitter Turns It Into The Funniest Thing Ever

Yahoo! Finance Makes The Mother Of All Typos, And Black Twitter Turns It Into The Funniest Thing Ever
January 06
11:23 2017

Political correctness might not be dead, but it took a fairly grievous wound yesterday thanks to the one thing it could never overcome – humor.

We say this, because of a gigantic “Oops!” moment from the folks at Yahoo! Finance, who were tweeting out a link to an article about the cost of a Donald Trump campaign promise and, well…in their defense, the “b” on a computer keyboard is right next to the “n.” Coulda happened to anybody…

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So that happened. And the tweet was quickly deleted.

But not quickly enough to stave off the reaction – and Black Twitter, the network of exceptionally talented smartasses who do a pretty good job of working over topics like this when they show up on its doorstep, are having a field day.

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The #niggernavy hashtag has some of the most hilarious jokes you’ll ever see, proving that there are still lots of people who have a sense of humor enough to get past the perpetual outrage. A small sample – you really ought to check out the whole thing for the full effect…

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MacAoidh is the Gaelic spelling of Hayride publisher Scott McKay's last name. It's pronounced "Mac-AYE." McKay has published The Hayride since December 2009.

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