Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.)
U.S. Congress

It was clearly a mistake, but nevertheless, one congressman's gaffe is a good reminder of the importance of staying up-to-date on the latest tech terms.

Jezebel reports that during a C-SPAN interview at the 2014 National Book Festival in late August on the topic of Ferguson, Mo., and political change, South Carolina Democratic Rep. James Clyburn suggested voting—and "sexting."

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"Use the tools that we have," said Clyburn. "We can text—what do we call it, sexting? Let's do some voting organizing over the Internet," Clyburn told the C-SPAN host.

Clyburn's gaffe may have helped spread his message after all.

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