Friday, May 26, 2006

5 T-shirts you should own

This bad-luck Scrabble T-shirt is available here.

I saw the Washington Post's Anne Ferguson-Rohrer decked out in this shirt at ACES.

Nothing rhymes with orange. (Sadly, this shirt is out of print. But Threadless occasionally reprints if enough people ask.)

Some of you may have seen me sporting this button at ACES. I also have the T-shirt; I bought them here.

This Threadless shirt is out of print, too. Damn!

Know of any other good ones?


At 12:29 AM, May 27, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note sure if this would really count, but way back in the last election, Matthew Baldwin proposed a bumper sticker (very political, obviously) that invoked a wee bit o' copy editing:

Be sure to check out the rebuttal, too.

-- Mike

At 12:48 AM, May 27, 2006, Blogger Nicole said...

I hadn't seen that; it's pretty cever. At first I kept reading it, thinking "What the hell does 'Hite House' mean?" Then I slapped my forehead and said, "Oh, take W out."

I get jokes.

At 10:12 AM, May 27, 2006, Blogger fev said...

Former sports ed here got tired of seeing plural pronouns with singular antecedents, so he ran off a few TEAM IS AN IT shirts. He needs to hit the next ACES with a trunkload of 'em.

At 9:11 AM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Always wished I had a shirt that says "copy editors give good hed." Problem is, nobody would get it outside the newsroom, and it's far too vulgar to wear to work.

At 3:10 PM, May 31, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 20 years ago, the copy deskers at my paper had "Robo Copy Editor -- Part human, part machine, all copy editor" made up, with a graphic of robot inspired by Robocop ... we got the idea from a part-timer who had a friend at a paper out East where the staff had them.

At 7:29 PM, June 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

About 15 years ago, the Metro Desk of the L.A. Times made T-shirts that read:

Metro: Copy editors to the Stars

(It had a lot of graphic touches; "Metro" was rendered to look like a looming rock formation... )

I thought that was hilarious and wish I had gotten one.

At 2:05 PM, June 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(sorry this is late, I haven't visited in a while)

Re "nothing rhymes with orange": My favorite songwriter, the late and much missed Dave Carter, pulled it off in "The River, Where She Sleeps":

Professor comes to burst my bubble, says that girl is bound for trouble,
Serves me solace in a paper cup.

But it looks a bit like Agent Orange, and when he leaves he slams the door
And just about that time she phones me up.

At 2:07 PM, June 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and this was never on a T-shirt, but the desk at the Wichita Eagle once made pencils with the slogan "How's my editing? Call 1-800-PROOF-THIS". I still have one or two.

At 3:20 AM, March 13, 2010, Anonymous Term Paper said...

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