Romney camp fixes "Amercia" iPhone app gaffe

Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

Screenshot by Don Reisinger/CNET

UPDATED 2:15 p.m. ET

(CBS News) As kids from across America compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Maryland, news emerged that Mitt Romney probably would not have made a good contender in the annual contest.

His campaign released an iPhone app Tuesday called "With Mitt" that shows 14 messages his supporters can superimpose on top of photos to be sent around to their friends or posted on social networks to show their allegiance to the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

In addition to "American Greatness" and "We're With Mitt," one of the slogans reads, "A Better Amercia."

The Twitterverse went nuts.

User Andrew Cove wrote that "some poor app designer is getting strapped in a cage on the top of a car and driven across country tonight. #amercia"

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul told MSNBC Wednesday morning that "mistakes happen" and a new, corrected version would be fixed as soon as Apple approved the update.

It was fixed later Wednesday.

Alas, the Twitterverse had already found another piece of text that could have used a better copy editor.

"As president, Mitt will work to expand and enhance access and opportunities for Americans to hunt, shoot, and protect their families, homes and property, and he will fight the battle on all fronts to protect and promote the Second Amendment," read the text on the campaign website in the section on the candidate's views about gun rights.

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