Prime Minister Erna Solberg has been open about her life-long struggle with dyslexia, and perhaps never moreso than this week, when she faced criticism over a message she had written on her Facebook page.
Solberg wrote Monday night that she had just had a “fantastic” dinner with “colourful women” from various ethnic backgrounds. Her message contained both spelling and grammatical errors that were picked up by a reader who wrote that “I think Norway’s prime minister should have assistants who can write correct Norwegian.” His own message contained several spelling errors as well.
“I have dyslexia and write myself,” responded Solberg in a blunt reaction that silenced her critic completely. News bureau NTB reported that he not only apologized for his comments but ended up removing them from the social media site.