The Donald is a man of influence. He can even trump Google. ‘Bigly’ is now the top trend on the world’s biggest search engine.
And for all those who hold the English language in any regard whatsoever, this is a shame. Not a tragedy by any means. I won’t give that much to Trump. It’s just a real shame that the bloke who’s running for the top job in the world, with nuclear weapons, doesn’t even know how to adverb.
But yes, it has been verified that it is literally the most searched thing on the internet as I write this.
It’s Twitter official.
Currently Trending: Donald Trump Iraq, 2nd Amendment, bigly, … on Google Search.
— Google Trends (@GSearchTrends) October 20, 2016
For whatever reason, it’s not the first time the ‘word that shall not be named’ has trended on Google, with September 25 being the height of bigly’s popularity.
Of course, it’s not for whatever reason. Trump has dropped the bigly bomb before.
In the last debate in fact. So there’s that. But still, this trends map is an abomination and should be struck from the record.
I’d explain that for you, but honestly it’s all too bafflingly moronic.
Oh, alright. Officially, at least according to the Merriam Webster, it is a word, albeit an antiquated one. But that’s American English, and it doesn’t really count, does it?
Whatever – enough trying to make sense of something so senseless. Onto more interesting things.
And of course, as people do when there’s a thing trending on Google, all the articles have sprung up trying to explain what it is.
Let me tell you something I never envisioned myself saying when I took up journalism as a career: bigly is not a word.
Don’t use it, ever. It’s not a thing. Donald Trump being President, horrifyingly, could still be a thing. But bigly is not a thing.
I’ll stop writing articles about it if you do.
I also made this meme because I thought it was hilarious. It would be a shame if it went to waste.