Former Sen. Scott Brown explains 'Bqhatevwr' tweet

Brown says he posted a few tweets, put his iPhone in his pocket and then woke up to find his typo had become an Internet sensation.

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has an explanation for a Twitter typo — "Bqhatevwr" — that capped off a string of bizarre tweets he sent last month and went viral.

"Anyone ever hear of pocket tweet, pocket dial?" he told Boston FOX affiliate WXFT. "I mean, it was pretty simple. I have an iPhone 5. If anyone has iPhone 5, the keys are small. It's very, very sensitive."

"Bqhatevwr" followed Brown tweeting "whatever" — spelled correctly — to a handful of other Twitter users and telling another, "Your brilliant Matt." [sic]

He said he "responded to a couple of people" and then put the iPhone in his pocket. "The next thing, I wake up and ['Bqhatevwr'] trended worldwide."

The misspelling prompted some people to wonder if Brown was tweeting while intoxicated, but he said he was sober.

"First of all, I rarely drink," he told WXFT. "The last time I was ever drunk was at my bachelor party, and that was what, 28 years ago, 27 years ago?"

Brown, a Republican who lost his bid for a second term in the Senate to Democrat Elizabeth Warren last November, announced on Feb. 1 that he wouldn't run in a Senate special election to fill the seat vacated by Democrat John Kerry when he became secretary of state.


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