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Alberta ‘kudatah’ plot sparks mockery on social media

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WATCH ABOVE: A misspelled word during a heated Facebook conversation questioning if Albertans should rise up and overthrow the government sparked a flurry of comments and memes on social media. Slav Kornik explains on the Morning News – Jan 13, 2016

EDMONTON – If you’re planning to overthrow a government, perhaps it’s best to brush up on your basic terminology.

According to the Canadian Oxford Dictionary, a coup d’etat is “a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.”

Unfortunately some Albertans had difficulty spelling the French term.

A screen capture of a conversation on the Global Edmonton Facebook page recently showed up online, in which one person questioned if Albertans should rise up and overthrow the government in a “kudatah.”

The comments were made on Nov. 30, 2015, on a post about one of the many protests at the Alberta Legislature over the controversial Bill 6 farm legislation.

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A Reddit user posted the screencap on the /r/Canada sub Tuesday night.

The incorrect spelling, perhaps done phonetically, sparked a flurry of comments and memes on social media.

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