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Anderson Cooper Called Twitter “Clitter” and We Needed That Laugh Right Now

Bitter critters titter over Clitter Twitter, no quitters.

For folks across the country, this week feels like we’re trapped in an episode of Netflix’s Russian Doll. While it may be Thursday, many of us are still stuck in an infinite Tuesday, where votes continue to be counted in the super-close presidential election. And sweet birthday babies, IT.IS.STRESSFUL.

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In times like these, when our brains feel like they’ve been submerged in battery acid and Diet Coke, we need a release valve for the building pressure. Thankfully, Anderson Cooper is here with just the right gaffe to give us all a chuckle. The CNN host was covering the election results (or lack thereof) last night, when this happened:

“The president overnight basically declaring victory, claiming that fraud was being committed and making false statements on Clitter,” Cooper said, before correcting himself with, “Uh, excuse me, on Twitter.”

Cooper’s raunchy gaffe quickly inspired online responses and jokes, with “Clitter” becoming a trending topic. And honestly, this was exactly the dumb and highly relatable joke we desperately needed:

I mean, “Twatter” was right there, but go on. Cooper’s flub was a welcome break in the tension that millions of us are feeling right now. Add to that the immense pressure of election night reporting, and it’s pretty amazing he was able to keep his cool. I would have dissolved into giggles while sliding under my desk, but that’s just me.

In moments like these, we welcome a cathartic burst of laughter, or a sob, or a scream into the night. Do whatever you’ve got to do to hold onto your sanity, friends. It’s going to be a LONG week/month/year.

(featured image: screencap/CNN)

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Chelsea was born and raised in New Orleans, which explains her affinity for cheesy grits and Britney Spears. An pop culture journalist since 2012, her work has appeared on Autostraddle, AfterEllen, and more. Her beats include queer popular culture, film, television, republican clownery, and the unwavering belief that 'The Long Kiss Goodnight' is the greatest movie ever made. She currently resides in sunny Los Angeles, with her husband, 2 sons, and one poorly behaved rescue dog. She is a former roller derby girl and a black belt in Judo, so she is not to be trifled with. She loves the word “Jewess” and wishes more people used it to describe her.