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    #drumpf guesses

    Are both #drumpf and debatenight twitter's accounts?

    Plus, failed to get "Why hate on 400lb beds". The speaker seems to mean "why hate the man with 400lb who's sitting on beds." Not sure whether I guess it right.

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    Commenting on the DNC email hack during the first presidential debate, Trump said that the culprit "could be somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds, OK?"
    To which comedian Kathy Griffin rightly tweeted in response, "When asked re hacking our gov, #drumpf guesses 'somebody sitting on their bed that weighs 400 pounds' Why hate on 400lb beds? #debatenight."

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    Re: #drumpf guesses

    The then-candidate mangled his speech, as usual. He was presumably thinking about somebody who weighs 400 lbs, who is sitting on their bed. He phrased the statement in a way that could be understood to mean that the person's bed weighs 400 lbs. Griffin used that potential meaning to ask "Why attack heavy beds?"
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    Re: #drumpf guesses

    #drumpf and #debatenight aren't twitter accounts. They are what is known as hashtags. My understanding of them is vague as I don't do social media myself, but I gather that the idea is that you use them to create a kind of label or theme to promote a particular topic you're talking about in your post. Other people interested in that topic can then search for posts about that topic.

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    Re: #drumpf guesses

    On Twitter, account names are preceded by the @ sign, and hashtags are preceded by the # sign.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: #drumpf guesses

    Drumpf is a reference to Donald Trump's ancestral family name, which was anglicised when they move to America.

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