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    #1

    the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false

    I wonder whether "gas" is a typo or a deliberate urban usage to convey something angry.

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    • Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 16h16 hours agoMore

      ...dwindling subscribers and readers.They got me wrong right from the beginning and still have not changed course, and never will. DISHONEST

    • Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 16h16 hours agoMore

      Thr coverage about me in the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false and angry that the times actually apologized to its.....
    • Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump 16h16 hours agoMore

      The failing @nytimes has been wrong about me from the very beginning. Said I would lose the primaries, then the general election. FAKE NEWS!
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    #2

    Re: the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false

    It's probably a typo. It should be 'has'.

    FAKE SPELLING!
    WRONG!

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    #3

    Re: the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false

    Presumably there will shortly be an announcement from the White House that it's the new alternative spelling.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false

    "gas" is wrong, as is the sentiment expressed in the tweet.
    NOT A TEACHER. Translator and editor, and I hold a TESOL certificate. Native speaker of American English (West Coast)

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    #5

    Re: the @nytimes and the @washingtonpost gas been so false

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    It's probably a typo. It should be 'has'.
    It does, however, nearly work in the sense of hot air.

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