Even when you’re the new president of France, you can trust Twitter to bring you back down to earth with a bang.
In the aftermath of Emmanuel Macron’s sweeping victory in the French presidential election in which he beat far-right Marine Le Pen with 66 percent of the vote Twitter is confusing him with the macaron, a popular meringue-based cookie.
So great is the confusion, in fact, that many are taking to Twitter to issue reminders about the difference between Macron and macarons and macaroons.
A Macaron is a french confectionery.
A Macron is a French president.
A Macaroon is a coconut cluster.
Andrew Joe Potter (@AndrewJoePotter) May 8, 2017
Many people are totally, 100 percent fine with the confusion, though. In fact, they think it’s rather fitting.
I keep reading Macron as macaron and, honestly, that’s so fitting
Kristin C. (@StuffKRISWrites) May 9, 2017
I keep reading Emmanuel Macron’s name as “Macaron,” which would actually be a better last name for a French president, let’s be honest.
Jodi Westrick (@jodilyn) May 8, 2017
i still read macron as macaron bc food is important to me
Hannah (@hannahbawa) May 8, 2017
Of course, the confusion sparked some intense debate. Like, if there were a Macron macaron, what flavour would it be? Good question.
If There was to be a Macron Macaron…. what flavour would it be ?
Mark Hammerton (@M_HammertonChef) May 9, 2017
All this conversation about macarons was making some people rather peckish. So they celebrated Macron’s victory with some macarons.
The moment when your phone autocorrects ‘Macron’ to ‘macaron’ and you decided to go out, get some cookies instead of following the election
Beybin Somuk (@bybns) May 7, 2017