‘Maniotbans’ spells trouble for PCs
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While they hope to win over Manitoba voters, the PCs likely wouldn’t win a spelling bee.
A Progressive Conservative caucus brochure circulated widely on social media this week — not for what it said, but the way it was spelled.
“Helping Maniotbans (sic) Make Ends Meet” said the mailer sent out by the PC party. The message credited the PC government for lowering income taxes and increasing the education property tax rebate.
On Twitter, critics joked the misspelling of Manitobans is proof of an underfunded education system. Proofreaders feasted on the typo, while a Twitter search for “Maniotbans” turned up many examples of Manitobans making the same spelling mistake.
On Wednesday, a PC caucus spokesperson apologized for the boo-boo.
“In our efforts to ensure Manitobans are aware of the steps we are taking to help make life more affordable for them, a batch of our mail pieces incorrectly spelled the name of our great province,” he said.
“We humbly apologize and will redouble our proofreading efforts in the future.”