Mighty Red Pen

February 24, 2007

Express yourself

Filed under: Overseen — mighty red pen @ 8:21 pm


Did FedEx forget that FedEx stands for Federal Express? It sort of seems that way.

Thanks again to Mister MRP for the Miami Vice-like heroics involved in getting this shot in moving traffic.



  1. When I told the ‘Fesser about your sighting, he wanted to make sure I pointed out that you can also order a Miller Genuine Draft draft.

    Comment by cinetrix — February 25, 2007 @ 10:37 am | Reply

  2. Perhaps this van is carrying the super express express packages?

    Even more likely though is it is carrying the express packages that people don’t even know they need to send yet, just like in Terry Pratchett’s novel Going Postal. Mystery solved.

    Comment by The Mole — February 26, 2007 @ 7:08 pm | Reply

  3. Moley, there’s another blog I suggest you check out: http://www.mightybigdork.com

    Comment by mightyredpen — February 28, 2007 @ 11:12 am | Reply

  4. LOL! Hey if David were around he’d defend the use of my Pratchett scenario.

    Comment by The Mole — February 28, 2007 @ 6:23 pm | Reply

  5. […] Posted by mightyredpen on March 21st, 2007 Mighty Quinn (no relation to MRP) had this to say about the recent post about the redundant FedEx Express: […]

    Pingback by A mighty challenge « The Red Pen — March 21, 2007 @ 11:53 am | Reply

  6. sorry to put a downer on things but you will find that the company now trades as FedEx not Federal Express and the us of the word Express underneith refers to the division of the company ie. kinkos, home, frieght etc

    Comment by Gary — September 14, 2007 @ 1:18 pm | Reply

  7. Yes, yes, I get all that. But it’s kind of overthinking my point, which is that “ex” in FedEx once stood for “express” (even if it doesn’t anymore, which I totally get) so there is a certain redundancy to seeing “ex[press]” and “express.” From a language point of view, it’s amusing. That’s all I’m sayin’!

    Comment by MRP — September 14, 2007 @ 2:20 pm | Reply

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