In an interview with a Boston-based Fox affiliate that aired Monday, former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) finally offered an explanation for the mysterious, early-morning messages that surfaced on his Twitter account late last month, saying they were the result of a "pocket tweet" and denying emphatically that he was intoxicated at the time.
Brown's tweets addressed a man named Matt and included one that was clearly a butchered attempt at the word "whatever." "Bqhatevwr," Brown wrote, in what almost immediately rose to meme status.
But the former senator said that anyone with the latest version of the iPhone should empathize.
"Anyone ever hear of pocket tweet, pocket dial? I mean it was pretty simple. I have an iPhone 5. If anyone has iPhone 5, the keys are small," Brown said. "It's very, very sensitive."