“I pressed an F instead of a P and people freaked out.”

Just a simple typing error. That was the explanation Sarah Palin gave in a television appearance at the weekend of her creation of the word refudiate. Things like that happen when you Twitter but you have to be a really clumsy typist to do so as F and P are not even close together on the keyboard.

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As well as problems with manual dexterity, Mrs Palin clearly has problems with verbal dexterity as well because she used the word “refudiate” on Fox Television before she included it in one of her Twitters.