By Christina Wilkie - 07/19/10 11:32 PM EDT
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) took some lumps over the weekend for using a made-up word in a Twitter post criticizing the ground-zero mosque.
Some groups, including many conservatives, have lashed out against an Islamic organization’s plan to build a mosque near the site of the 9/11 attack in lower Manhattan. Palin joined the chorus this weekend, tweeting: “Ground Zero Mosque supporters: doesn’t it stab you in the heart, as it does ours throughout the heartland? Peaceful Muslims, pls refudiate.”
“ ‘Refudiate,’ ‘misunderestimate,’ ‘wee-wee’d up.’ English is a living language. Shakespeare liked to coin new words too. Got to celebrate it!”
While some, including Palin, have said that building the mosque would be disrespectful, others have said that sentiment is discriminatory toward Muslims.