Mighty Red Pen

January 17, 2007

Don’t try this at home

Filed under: Overseen — mighty red pen @ 9:14 am

This may look like a real fire extinguisher, and it may say “fire extinguisher” on it, but it’s not, I repeat, not a real fire extinguisher. It’s about 6 1/2″ tall and you fill it with water from your tap.


In case there were any doubt in the mind of your 3 1/2 year old firefighter, however, it comes with this handy warning in tiny print on the back, complete with exotic spelling of “extinguish.”




  1. I wish MRP would be a little more open to neologisms. “Extinquish” is a verb meaning to squish fires out by banging on them with a phony extinguisher.

    Comment by mybabyisstuckinthewomb — January 22, 2007 @ 3:26 pm | Reply

  2. In an emergency this could cause confusion

    Comment by Al the Fire Safety Guy — March 24, 2008 @ 12:20 pm | Reply

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