White House Twitter Feed Misspells Libya

Earlier this afternoon, the White House sent out this tweet announcing that the President would be speaking at 5:15 today about the situation in Libya:

Oops. Libya is, of course, spelled “L-i-b-y-a.”

It took them about a half hour to correct the mistake:

And, yea, I’ve made the same mistake myself a few times this week.

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Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. mantis says:

    Slow news day?

  2. Dodd says:

    Indeed. I think perhaps this falls below the threshhold of newsworthiness.

  3. michael reynolds says:

    When I saw the headline I was hoping for Labia. That would have been excellent fun.

  4. Yes, okay, this was a throwaway post. It made me chuckle