White House Mixes Up Samoa and Sonoma. Hilarity Ensues.

The Twitterverse was left in hysterics Tuesday when a user revealed that a White House report had identified Talauega Ale as the Attorney General of American Sonoma. That’s S-O-N-O-M-A as in the beautiful Sonoma County, California, which quickly found itself at the center of headlines across the country.

To be clear, there’s no American Sonoma to speak of, although there is an American Samoa. It has a lot less wine and a lot more tuna. And an attorney general.

Now before you get too rough on the White House, you should know this appears to be a case of autocorrect gone awry. The word replacement feature is known for its frequent and sometimes embarrassing fails (there’s even an entire site dedicated to them). So White House, we totally feel you on this one.

Nevertheless, we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to showcase some of the more hilarious tweets that followed the mix-up. Enjoy.


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Finance

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 05:13

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