Mighty Red Pen

October 13, 2006

Keeping the world safe

Filed under: At home with MRP — mighty red pen @ 12:53 pm

Just in case you were worried that there were times when the world is vulnerable to attack from grammar ne’er-do-wells and vocabulary scofflaws, MRP wants you to know that she never rests.

Case in point: last night, in my dreams, MRP came upon a poster in which “Swiss” and “Swedish” were used interchangeably. Never fear. Even in sleep, MRP is always poised to strike.

Just for the record, Swiss is from Switzerland, Swedish is from Sweden. These are not the same, even though they both start with “sw.” No, really.



  1. The Swiss from Switzerland make a watch called Swatch.

    Comment by The Mole — October 13, 2006 @ 2:37 pm | Reply

  2. And Swiss cheese is actually cheese. Swedish cheese is an Abba-esque pop group like Ace of Base.

    Comment by krodamai — October 14, 2006 @ 7:47 pm | Reply

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