The Packers Are ‘On To Chicaco,’ So Says The Green Bay Press-Gazette


To be fair, the “g” and “c” keys are pretty close together on the keyboard, especially when the fat-fingered person doing the typing has a steady diet consisting primarily of beer cheese soup and Old Milwaukee. In light of that fact, it is indeed fortuitous that the headline of the Green Bay Press-Gazette on Monday morning didn’t instead read “OASND TOASSA CIHCAOVCO”.

I keed, I keed. Not everyone in Green Bay – or Wisconsin, for that matter – are morbidly obese simpletons who are incapable of spelling the word “Chicago” correctly…just most of them. ZING!

Actually, the Press-Gazette, to their credit, issued a somewhat snarky apology on the front page of the paper’s Tuesday edition (via the Chicago Tribune):

ABOUT THAT HEADLINE

There is no excuse for the spelling error on the front page of Monday’s Press-Gazette. We know the great city of Chicago is spelled with two “C”s and a “G,” and not three “C”s. We were equally embarrassed we got it wrong in the first place and then failed to catch it in the proofreading process. We apologize for the error: In the event the Packers win Sunday and advance to the Super Bowl, we’ll spell the host city of Dallas correctly.

Ha. Those wisenheimers. Well played.

Whoops! Upon further review … [Chicago Tribune]

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10 Comments

  1. Stacey

    January 20, 2011 at 5:57 am

    That’d be cool if the spellchecker kept switching it to Chicano or something, and it worked into their battle cries…”Beat Chicano!” or something.

  2. Patti

    January 20, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I live in Illinois and am a Packers fan. WMAQ (NBC5) in Chicago addressed this on live television. Funny thing is, we watch WMAQ every day and especially in the early morning before work. The scroll at the bottom of the screen that runs during the newscast has spelling mistakes nearly every single day. It is ridiculous. But hey, at least the Green Bay paper has the character and took note and apologized. Chicago does not. But it is just like all the nasty jokes out there about GB. I just sit back because it will all be over Sunday. Go Pack Go.

  3. Bill Swerski

    January 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    Correction: They can kiss our Dallass!! Also as much as I love my sausage, I got a bratwurst I’m gonna shove up their Dallass on Sunday. Super Bears, Super Bowl!!!

  4. Bill Swerski

    January 20, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Hey Patti, if by “it will all be over Sunday” you mean the Packers season… Then yes, you are actually correct about something. As for spelling mistakes, I’m shocked you could catch them while they scroll across the bottom. Did you ever think maybe the words are spelled correct and you can’t figure out what the sentences mean?? Because that certainly seems more likely…

    In the interim, stuff your face with cheese and we all know you just hopped across to our side of the border in chase of a better life…

    Now fly back home on SUCK IT Airlines!!

  5. CIndy

    January 21, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Everyone in Wisconsin is complaining about the Bears playing field, well at least we know how to spell!!!. Ever hear of spell check???? No wonder you’re called Cheeseheads!!!!

  6. Elizabeth

    January 21, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Never fails that Bears fans will prove how classy and kind they are…

  7. Nick

    January 21, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    After Chicago’s season ends this weekend, Bears fans will have nothing better to do than search the newspaper for spelling mistakes…

  8. Otto

    January 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    “Caco” comes from the Greek meaning “bad” or “unpleasant”. So, while it may very well be that “Chicaco” is the result of a spelling error, it may not be too far from an appropriate descriptor of place.

  9. Sam

    January 22, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    As a resident of Chicago and a Packers fan, I would be remiss if I did not point out the following: for a period of time in 2008-09, the address stamp on the payment envelopes for the Dept of Revenue parking tickets had Chicago misspelled in the same way….just sayin’

  10. jim

    January 23, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Hey chicaco, go fuck yourself. Cutler is a pussy and your city is full of fags

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