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"Miss America" Broadcast Fails English Literature 101

It's Jane Austen, ABC.

Posted on September 14, 2014, at 11:09 p.m. ET

"Miss America" prides itself on style, service, scholarship and success.

After all, the ladies are competing for $50,000 to go towards college.
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After all, the ladies are competing for $50,000 to go towards college.

Given that, Miss New York's rousing rendition of "Happy" complete with red cup was overshadowed by ABC's graphic:

THEY MISSPELLED JANE AUSTEN!! #MissAmerica

Amy Odell@amyodell

THEY MISSPELLED JANE AUSTEN!! #MissAmerica

4:34 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Twitter couldn't handle it.

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a white woman in #MissAmerica must be in need of a spell check." - Jane Austen from the grave

Kate Hendricks@katethewasp

"It is a truth universally acknowledged that a white woman in #MissAmerica must be in need of a spell check." - Jane Austen from the grave

7:39 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT JUST MISSPELLED JANE AUSTEN. This is what is wrong with America.

Alixer@LixnotLex

THE MISS AMERICA PAGEANT JUST MISSPELLED JANE AUSTEN. This is what is wrong with America.

7:39 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jane Austin - didn't they name Austin, Texas after her? #misspell #MissAmerica

Nathan Faulkner@NateFaulknerTV

Jane Austin - didn't they name Austin, Texas after her? #misspell #MissAmerica

7:37 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Relax guys, maybe she really enjoyed Graphic Originals, by Jane Austin. #MissAmerica #probablynot http://t.co/dBxduOQ3Zh

Kasia Bartoszynska@akasiaisakasia

Relax guys, maybe she really enjoyed Graphic Originals, by Jane Austin. #MissAmerica #probablynot http://t.co/dBxduOQ3Zh

7:44 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

“who the hell is jane austin"

Still, it worked out for Miss New York, who took home the grand prize.

BREAKING: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America 2015.

The Associated Press@AP

BREAKING: Miss New York Kira Kazantsev crowned Miss America 2015.

7:59 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So cheers to all the Janeites out there.

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."
GeorgiosArt/GeorgiosArt

"The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid."

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