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OOPS!

24 Jun
English: Nunavut Territory within Canada. Espa...

English: Nunavut Territory within Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When Nunavut became a part of Canada on April 1, 1999, the new government was of interest to people across the country.

A typo that had been missed by proofreaders was found and the law amended. So for a short time, a by-law observed that “Any applicant to the fire department must have a history of mental illness.”

 

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22 responses to “OOPS!

  1. L. Marie

    June 25, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Ha ha!!! That quote is suitable for framing.

     
    • tkmorin

      June 25, 2013 at 2:47 pm

      Wouldn’t it be nice to get a copy, at the very least, of the original, eh? πŸ™‚

       
  2. J. G. Burdette

    June 25, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Thanks for today’s laugh. πŸ™‚

     
    • tkmorin

      June 25, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      Tee hee, you’re welcome! πŸ™‚

       
  3. CooperDaKat

    June 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I LOL’d…thanks!!

     
    • tkmorin

      June 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! Sometimes I think the really short ones get a bigger bang! πŸ™‚

       
  4. seeker

    June 24, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    This reminds of the old joke about a biblical word… gee…. it something to do with celibate vs celebrate. The priest are furious. πŸ˜›

     
    • tkmorin

      June 24, 2013 at 8:31 pm

      I didn’t know that one! But really, if priests can’t laugh at themselves, who can? We all make mistakes, eh? πŸ™‚

       
      • seeker

        June 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm

        I suppose they have to follow the rule now. πŸ˜†

         
        • tkmorin

          June 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

          Oh yeah! πŸ™‚

           
      • seeker

        June 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

        btw, I sent you an FB message.

         
        • tkmorin

          June 24, 2013 at 8:51 pm

          I’ll go check it out! Thanks!

           
  5. David Stewart

    June 24, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    “non-pyromaniacs need not apply” πŸ™‚

     
    • tkmorin

      June 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Heehee … πŸ™‚

       
  6. Maurice A. Barry

    June 24, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    LOL! Probably related to the date…NL, I think, also joined on April Fools’ day.

     
    • tkmorin

      June 24, 2013 at 5:06 pm

      Yeah, except I remember they weren’t laughing all that hard … but it is funny, I think! πŸ™‚

       
      • Maurice A. Barry

        June 24, 2013 at 5:16 pm

        “Stuff” happens; none of us are perfect πŸ™‚

         
        • tkmorin

          June 24, 2013 at 5:19 pm

          No, but isn’t it comforting to know that even the people “high up” in the government can make mistakes like that? This one is now a part of Canadian history! πŸ™‚

           
  7. peachyteachy

    June 24, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Reblogged this on peachyteachy and commented:
    I love me some Nunavut trivia. For more fascinating Canadiana, see also http://peachyteachy.wordpress.com/?s=canada

     
  8. peachyteachy

    June 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm

    Please allow me to re-blog in honor of my strange obsession with Nunavut!

     
    • tkmorin

      June 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

      Have at it! I’m glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

       

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