Date: Feb 4, 2007 9:22 PM

It’s CANA­DA, not CANA­DIA, fuck-ass­es

Date: Sep 3, 2006 8:39 PM
Sub­ject: Cana­da

You guys keep list­ing quotes from Cana­da as be­ing from Canadia.….…funny, but se­ri­ous­ly, Amer­i­cans aren’t that dumb, are they?

Date: Dec 7, 2006 1:55 PM
Sub­ject: [Over­heard in the Of­fice] Rec­om­men­da­tion: Any­way, Long Sto­ry Short: I Spill Caulk on My­self at Least Once a Day Now, Though Usu­al­ly at Night

First, I love your sites — they’re, by far, the high point of my day at work!

Sec­ond­ly, as a res­i­dent of Cana­dia, I have to won­der if there is some kind of lan­guage bar­ri­er be­tween the US and your neigh­bour up north.  I think that maybe you pro­nounce “caulk” dif­fer­ent­ly in the US?  This is the sec­ond over­heard I’ve seen in­volv­ing “caulk” with a not-very-fun­ny ti­tle that seems to en­tire­ly miss the point about why this is so fun­ny.  (I seem to re­call the last one be­ing from Saskatchewan as well…?)  Per­haps you-all (is­n’t that what you peo­ple say down there?) pro­nounce it “cal­lk”, which would­n’t have the same feel as how we pro­nounce  it, name­ly, “cahk”, and might jus­ti­fy the weird ti­tle, be­low.

Third­ly (and last­ly) — ex­cel­lent work, as al­ways, on the rest of your won­der­ful and wit­ty cap­tions (well, the ones that aren’t caulked-up) (ha ha) — keep ’em com­ing!  Give us more!

Date: Dec 6, 2006 11:29 PM
Sub­ject: “Cana­dia”

I have spent a good por­tion of my day read­ing your hi­lar­i­ous site… but I have a ques­tion. Why is Cana­da spelt as ” Cana­dia” ?? Every Cana­da quote has been mis­spelt as “Cana­dia”
Are you guys do­ing that on pur­pose or are y’all re­al­ly that dumb?
[Name] (ps.. I live in Ore­gon, USA, and I know how to spell Cana­da)

Date: Dec 27, 2006 3:38 PM
Sub­ject: Cana­dia

I have no­ticed that Cana­da is spelled “Cana­dia” at the bot­tom of most quotes from Cana­da. Is this in­ten­tion­al, sent by the per­son sub­mit­ting, or due to some oth­er un­known rea­son. If pos­si­ble, could it be changed to the prop­er spelling from now on. I en­joy the site, and read it dai­ly.

Date: Jan 3, 2007 3:54 PM
Sub­ject: A tech­ni­cal­i­ty?

Hi guys,
First of all, love the sites, love the head­lines es­pe­cial­ly. They of­ten make the quotes ten-fold fun­nier than they would be as stand-alones.
Now, a quick ques­tion: I keep notic­ing that Cana­da is cred­it­ed as “Cana­dia” of­ten… es­pe­cial­ly in the Over­heard in the Of­fice site, for some rea­son.
Just won­der­ing whether that’s some sort of tongue-in-cheek-mis­spelling-on-pur­pose or an ac­tu­al per­sis­tent ty­po? I keep imag­in­ing some hap­less in­di­vid­ual stum­bling on the site and from them on be­ing for­ev­er un­der the im­pres­sion that Amer­i­ca’s north­ern neigh­bour is in­deed Cana­dia.
Cheers to all and keep up the dai­ly laughs,

Date: Jan 3, 2007 4:21 PM
Sub­ject: the spelling of Cana­dia

Can you please stop spelling Cana­da, Cana­dia?
There is no ‘i’ in the word.
Maybe you guys are think­ing Cana­di­an?
Please stop spelling it like that, bugs me, a lot.

Date: Jan 2, 2007 5:01 PM

Just a ty­po con­cern re­gard­ing “OVER­HEARD IN THE OF­FICE” quotes from Cana­da that seems to be re­peat­ing — per­haps some­one is un­der a mis­con­cep­tion about us blokes north of the bor­der EH?
It’s spelled CANA­DA, not CANA­DIA
Peo­ple who are from Cana­da are CANA­DI­ANS.
I Guess CANA­DIA is a new coun­try? hehe­he.
Have fun, you’re do­ing a great job.

Date: Jan 27, 2007 12:46 AM
Sub­ject: Not hatemail… more of a whine

Why is it that the word “Cana­da” is al­ways, with­out fail, spelled “Cana­dia” when Canucks sub­mit ma­te­r­i­al to your site?
I’m pret­ty sure that we know how to spell the name of our own coun­try, so… how is this hap­pen­ing?
Oth­er­wise, great­ly en­joy your site!
[Name] Toron­to
(Over­heard on a Toron­to street [by me]: “Dude, you’re wast­ing my smoke!” A wtf mo­ment if ever I heard one.)

Date: Jan 29, 2007 3:00 AM
Sub­ject: Triv­ial edit­ing is­sue on the Over­heard in the Of­fice sto­ries…

As a Cana­di­an, I have to ad­mit to some dis­may at find­ing that the name of my coun­try is sys­tem­at­i­cal­ly mis­spelled in your web site.
Could I ask you, please, to do a glob­al search and re­place? “Cana­dia” is in­cor­rect; “Cana­da” is the cor­rect spelling.
Thank you very much for your pa­tience.

Date: May 9, 2006
Sub­ject: Miss Spelling

Sor­ry to both­er you about some­thing you might find trivial…but it re­al­ly is­n’t. Is there any rea­son why all en­tries from CANA­DA are spelled CANA­DIA?
I just came across this sight last month and am hav­ing a laugh.

Date: May 30, 2006

On your web­site, the ti­tle ’ To­tal­ly Awe­some Quotes’ cur­rent­ly reads ’ To­tal­ly Al­some Quotes’ . How many times a day do you look at your own web­site? just point­ing out a pet peeve of mine about so called per­fect peo­ple. I think the gov­ern­ment is the worst of­fend­er, then all ad­ver­tis­ing for every item and store out there. No­body proof reads their items for ty­po­graph­i­cal er­rors, and if they do, they don’t see them be­cause they wrote it. Give it to the mail­man and see if he can ap­prove it be­fore you print, at least you would have tried to cor­rect it be­fore it goes to hard copy. WHAT??!!?? Do I have to do EVERY­THING???

Date: May 28, 2006
Sub­ject: why is cana­da spelled wrong?

i just dis­cov­ered your site which i find very amus­ing but why are all the cana­di­an posts from “cana­dia”?
the coun­try is spelled cana­da… or you are at­tempt­ing to be fun­ny?
just won­der­ing.
con­cerned cana­di­an from cana­da

Date: Jun 15, 2006
Sub­ject: Re: NOTE TO ED­I­TOR

En­joy your site very much.
Won­der­ing why you spell Cana­da with an “i”
This north­ern­er does­n’t find that par­tic­u­lar­ly amus­ing.…

Date: May 11, 2006 2:29 PM
Sub­ject: over­heard in the of­fice er­ror

Hi there,
I no­tice that every­time some­one has a sub­mis­sion from some­where in Cana­da it ends up show­ing up as “Cana­dia.”  Is there any­thing that can be done about this?

Date: Feb 12, 2007 10:16 PM
Sub­ject: Cana­dia

You know that big coun­try to the north of you, the one with all the Cana­di­ans?  It’s known to those of us who live here as “Cana­da”, not “Cana­dia”, as some­one in your ed­i­to­r­i­al de­part­ment has on their au­to-type – de­li­cious irony, don’t you think?

Date:Feb 19, 2007 12:05 PM

dude it is cana­da, not cana­dia!

Date:Feb 19, 2007 1:06 PM

is cana­dia where all those cana­di­ans come from? if not, you might want to fix that.

Date:Mar 1, 2007 6:28 PM
Sub­ject: spelling

Hey, I just want­ed to let you guys know that you spell Cana­da wrong every­time at Over­heard in the Of­fice. You guys al­ways spell it as Cana­dia. In case you had­n’t no­ticed it yet. Thanks!

Date:Mon, 05 Mar 2007 3:46 PM
Sub­ject: Over­heard at the beach

I just want­ed to point out that its Cana­DA, not Cana­DIA.… Um­m­mm, what more to say ??

Date:Mar 6, 2007 9:52 AM
Sub­ject: Cana­da

I’ve no­ticed that every time a quote comes from Cana­da, it’s list­ed in the quote as “Cana­dia.” That just bugs me. I’m anal like that!

Date:Mon, 5 Mar 2007 20:08:31 ‑0500
Sub­ject: ty­po in your site 100000s of times

it’s CANA­DA not Cana­dia you nitwits!

Date:Mar 19, 2007 10:10 AM
Sub­ject: Ques­tion To: [email protected]

I’m not sure if this is an ed­i­to­r­i­al ques­tion, and it’s not re­al­ly so much a ques­tion as just one word I’ve seen you have sev­er­al times on your site. I was re­al­ly just won­der­ing.
Yours sin­cere­ly, [Name]

Date:Mar 20, 2007 7:15 PM
Sub­ject: RE: cana­dia

Hi Over­heard, I love the site and the quirky things you New York­ers come up with.
But I just want­ed to point out a small but per­sis­tent spelling mis­take. You of­ten mis­spell ‘Cana­dia’ and ‘Aus­tralia’. They’re ac­tu­al­ly ‘Cana­da’ and ‘Aus­trala’.
Love, [Name]

Sub­ject: Cana­dia???

I no­ticed that most of the Cana­di­an quotes on your site list the coun­try as “Cana­dia” (eg. see 11 AM — Would You Like Some Can­dy? at The coun­try is ac­tu­al­ly spelled Cana­da. I just thought I would pass this on.

Date:Thu, 5 Apr 2007
Sub­ject:Your Norther­ly Neigh­bours (that’s how we spell “Neigh­bors” up here.

Uh, Mor­gan? I hate to break it to you, but the coun­try in which Cana­di­ans live is called “Cana­da”, not “Cana­dia”.
Good site; you’re crack­ing me up, but you might want at­tend to that.
[Name] in Win­nipeg, Man­i­to­ba, Cana­da

Date:Sun, 22 Jul 2007

Please be in­formed that the coun­try is CANA­DA not Cana­dIa
Grate­ful you cor­rect

Date:Wed 19 Sept, 2007

i don’t hate you — i think you’re pret­ty cool…very cool, in fact.
why do you keep call­ing us Cana­dia…? We mea­sure in inch­es in­stead of cen­time­tres, we say Zee in­stead of Zed, we shop at Amer­i­can Out­fit­ters in­stead of Roots…how much more will you take from us?
is it be­cause you on­ly ever heard it in those beer commercials…cuz he’s say­ing I AM cana­di­aN! the N is important…it changes the word.
maybe we should have stuck to “Kana­ta”.
but i guess i can un­der­stand; i can nev­er re­mem­ber what province New York is in, my­self.