Mighty Red Pen

February 22, 2011

Ouch, that hurts

Filed under: Overseen,Spellbound — mighty red pen @ 8:18 pm

This little chip clip from Tim Hortons (I have only a vague idea what that is, but I gather it’s quite popular in Canada) was sitting around the office kitchenette just minding its own business. It had no idea it was about to cross paths with MRP on this fateful day:

The URL for Tim Hortons is http://www.timhurtons.com? Not so fast, my editorial friends, it looks as though we have a typo on our hands. The person who approved this typoriffic chip clip must be hurtin’.


Bonus MRP moment: A few weeks ago, coverage of Cyclone Yasi in Australia led to a lively dialogue on a vintage MRP post, “Hunker down vs. bunker down.” Among other things, the debate about the legitimacy of bunker down led to this remark from commenter Tania (who showed an impressive command of the word codswallop): “I thought that only Americans made up words but clearly, Australians do too.” See? Everyone does it.



  1. Yikes! Tim Horton’s is an institution in Canada. Millions of us start our days with a ‘Timmies’ coffee. Not me – I don’t drink coffee. But hundreds of thousands of other Canucks.

    That’s an awesome typo. Thanks for sharing.


    Comment by Vanessa — February 23, 2011 @ 9:43 am | Reply

  2. It’s the Canadian Dunkin’ Donuts–but the coffee and doughnuts are a gazillion times better. After sampling their iced coffee and a maple frosted during a visit to Toronto last year, I seriously considered tearing up my passport and forging myself a Canadian birth certificate.

    Comment by Stacie — February 23, 2011 @ 11:25 am | Reply

  3. I was on a visit to Canada mid-2010 when we called in to Timmy Ho’s for a break. Things went well until a pot of Chilli was found to contain previously denied mushrooms. I left.

    Comment by Tony Graham — March 8, 2011 @ 1:58 am | Reply

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