Oosp: Romney's New App Misspells 'America'

(That's a joke in our headline)

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted May 30, 2012 9:08 AM CDT

(Newser) – There are typos, and then there are typos, and then there's the gift Mitt Romney just handed his online detractors. Romney's campaign just launched an app that was supposed to let people show their support by taking pictures, overlaying stirring messages on them, like "American Greatness" or "I'm a Mom for Mitt," and then sharing them on social media with the message, "I'm With Mitt," Mashable explains. The problem? One of the banners reads, "A BETTER AMERCIA."

Yeah, there was no chance this wouldn't instantly become a meme. People who we suspect are not Romney supporters have been feverishly snapping shots of dictionaries, spelling bee participants, toilets, and more, with the "AMERCIA" banner over them, and a Tumblr has cropped up to show off the best of them. Twitter is abuzz with mockery like, "Will Mitt Romney apologize for Amercia?" and "AMERCIA TEH BUETIFLU." The campaign tells the Washington Post that it's submitted a fix for the app to Apple.

One of many images circulating Twitter abusing the Amercia gaffe.
One of many images circulating Twitter abusing the "Amercia" gaffe.   (Twitter/@DaveStroup)
Robert Hernandez takes a shot of an App store search for with Mitt. The third result is pretty amusing, no?
Robert Hernandez takes a shot of an App store search for "with Mitt." The third result is pretty amusing, no?   (Twitter/@webjournalist)
An Amercia image picked out by http://amerciaiswithmitt.tumblr.com/
An Amercia image picked out by http://amerciaiswithmitt.tumblr.com/   (Tumblr)
We see what you did there.
We see what you did there.   (Twitter/@StuckInActive)
Mitt Romnye's a greta spellre.
Mitt Romnye's a greta spellre.   (Twitter)
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