Hillary Clinton's Campaign Runs on Pizza... and Anal?

Published On 11/05/2015 Published On 11/05/2015

Depending on how you look at it, a tweet posted by the Hillary Clinton campaign on Wednesday night could be the most unfortunate or fortunate case of an abbreviated headline in the history of politics.

What was seemingly supposed to be an innocent tweet linking to a fun NBC News story about the Clinton campaign's love for pizza, ended up hilariously suggesting the candidate's presidential campaign "is guilty as charged" when it comes to running on, well, a bit more than just pizza pies. Specifically, if you're among the majority of Twitter users who use its mobile app, the story's headline was automatically shortened from "Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Powered By Pizza, Analysis Shows" to "Hillary Clinton's Campaign Is Powered By Pizza, Anal...," as seen above. Perhaps the campaign's just more adventurous than initially thought?

It didn't take long for Twitter to notice the unfortunate abbreviation on Wednesday night. This tweet by Ian Padgham has since been retweeted and liked thousands of times:

Unsurprisingly, others have gotten in on the fun:


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