Mighty Red Pen

February 26, 2007


Filed under: Word wars — mighty red pen @ 3:32 pm

So MRP encountered this little gem the other day: the milliHelen.

As Helen of Troy was the face that launched a thousand ships, the milliHelen is amount of beauty it would take to launch just one ship.

A lot of research couldn’t turn up who invented this charming expression, but there’s this.

MRP is the pen that would edit a thousand papers, so a milliMRP would be the amount of editing it would take to review your paper.

What would be the milliYou?



  1. I thought this post was going to be about Milli Vanilli. I’m a little disappointed it’s not.

    Comment by The Mole — February 26, 2007 @ 7:13 pm | Reply

  2. You would be. I suggest you go home and play your Bon Jovi record, put on some legwarmers, and crimp your hair — You’ll feel much better.

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

  3. Girl you know it’s true.

    Comment by The Mole — February 28, 2007 @ 6:20 pm | Reply

  4. A milliMole is the amount of hairspray required to build one 80s-style hair band?

    Comment by David — March 8, 2007 @ 11:33 am | Reply

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