Trump Surrogate's "Mazel Tov Cocktail" Comment Prompts Jokes Online from Merriam-Webster, Others
Scottie Nell Hughes mistakenly used the term when she meant "Molotov cocktail."
Donald Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes made a mistake when she was attempting to insult Jay Z on CNN on Sunday night. Jay Z and Beyonce headlined a free concert for Hillary Clinton and Hughes was trying to criticize the rapper.
"One of his main videos starts off with a crowd throwing mazel tov cocktails at the police," said Hughes. She was referring to a Molotov cocktail featured in Jay Z and Kanye West's "No Church in the Wild" music video.
What is a "mazel tov cocktail" pic.twitter.com/xmTiBnoaia— Deadspin (@Deadspin) November 7, 2016
The Trump surrogate admitted she had made a mistake after her appearance. "Trust me.. I realized at that moment, I should have taken a nap at some point the last 24hrs," she tweeted. She added, "fyi oye vey," misspelling "oy vey."
Hughes was quickly called out on Twitter for her mistake, and on Monday morning, even Merriam-Webster got into the act, tweeting out in response. "No, we have no idea what a 'mazel tov cocktail' is," they wrote.
No, we have no idea what a "mazel tov cocktail" is.— Merriam-Webster (@MerriamWebster) November 7, 2016
Merriam Webster wasn't the only Twitter account mocking Hughes on social media. Here's a look at some more reactions:
A Mazel Tov Cocktail is any discarded, half-finished drink you can manage to down unseen from the "adult section" of your Bat Mitzvah party.— Rachel Shukert (@RachelShukert) November 7, 2016
I cherish the Mazel Tov cocktail mistake: it’s a funny rather than scary way to explain to future generations what this election was about— David Frum (@davidfrum) November 7, 2016
Mazel Tov Cocktail = A glass of champagne with a drop of Manischewitz Blackberry.— Elman Steven (@E_Steven) November 7, 2016
A mazel tov cocktail? I suppose throwing bottles of Manischewitz could be frightening...could get a bump on the head that way.— Aaron Mandel (@MandelAaron) November 7, 2016