We have mailed out the swag packages for our top users. Some of you have already received them.

Unfortunately, I made a terrible error. I misspelled the site URL on the T-shirt in the vector file I sent to the printshop. It was spelled "english.stackchange.com" instead of "english.stackexchange.com."

I'm going to print out a new batch of T-shirts and mail the top users again. Printing will take about two weeks. Mailing will take about a bit over a week within the US and a bit longer for non-US residents. I'm estimating the total time will be about 3.5-5 weeks.

I sincerely apologize for this error. I know you all have been waiting patiently for this package.

BTW the stickers are fine.

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    I told Jin to tell everyone we did this ironically, an English error just for english.se! Sep 13, 2011 at 11:36
  • You "miss-spelled" the site URL? That's not like you. ^_^
    – Robusto
    Sep 13, 2011 at 12:29
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    @Robusto I just fail at English that's all. Meanwhile, please enjoy your ultra-rare-collector's-edition of the English.se T-shirt...(once you receive it)
    – Jin
    Sep 13, 2011 at 12:33
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    For me there's nothing to apologize, we will have 2 t-shirts, one being original! :)
    – Alenanno
    Sep 13, 2011 at 16:06
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    Misspelled domain names don't count as English errors. :-)
    – apaderno
    Sep 13, 2011 at 16:37
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    3.5-5 weeks? 6-8 WEEKS AROUND HERE, BUDDY! Sep 14, 2011 at 6:06
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    :-O You don't have to apologize to us that the first scoop of the free ice-cream you're giving was the wrong flavor. And maybe someday, each of these shirts will be the equivalent of an Inverted Jenny. Sep 15, 2011 at 10:25
  • I like it in any colour or spelling! Sep 19, 2011 at 2:38
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    The real question is, who's going to to snatch up the english.stackchange domain, and what are they going to do with it? Sep 20, 2011 at 0:56
  • I feel I should maybe return my T-shirt, but not because it's a defective product. I'm just not sure I deserve it, considering if I hadn't chanced upon this page, I'd probably never have even noticed. Sep 22, 2011 at 4:58
  • @Jin Did you get the notification of my answer here? :D
    – Alenanno
    Sep 29, 2011 at 8:29
  • Just buy the domain stackchange.com. It's too late now to go back. lol
    – user39425
    Jan 30, 2019 at 23:18

2 Answers 2


No no no no. You're going about this all wrong. What you should have said was, these are do-it-yourself shirts: using the English knowledge gained from this site, you have to use the Sharpie to make the appropriate corrections to the shirt. The letter enclosed with the package serves as the example.

  • Except that StackExchange is not quite an English word!
    – Jimi Oke
    Sep 16, 2011 at 10:32
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    @Jimi: oh, hush. Quit bothering me with details. Hmph.
    – Marthaª
    Sep 16, 2011 at 13:46
  • Haha! True, it would've been neat to have the same theme of correction for the t-shirt, but publicity/marketing would've definitely suffered. Not good for business!
    – Jimi Oke
    Sep 16, 2011 at 21:57
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    +1: There's the old school-teacher spirit. If you can't get 'em with a ruler, get 'em with a Sharpie™!
    – Robusto
    Sep 22, 2011 at 0:14

WHOA! I got the package and everything is COOL. Thank you so much, I don't care about the misspelling at all! :D

I was wondering: would it be perhaps possible to maybe change the size? My t-shirt is a little big (damn you, different country sizes eheh... My fault, I know) so I was wondering if I could choose a smaller size for the next one.

It's not an actual problem, I mean, I can still use the t-shirt. But I wanted to wear it and go out, looking like a real geek, but now it's too big for me.

  • I have updated the spreadsheet. Made your size one size smaller.
    – Jin
    Sep 29, 2011 at 8:32
  • @Jin Thanks a lot! Is there a place where I can look at the corresponding sizes between Italy/US or Europe/US? Sorry if I'm bothering you, I just want to be sure of it before you print it. (The current one was really big :D)
    – Alenanno
    Sep 29, 2011 at 8:39
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    I googled and found this: meixsell.com/EbayInfo/WWconversion.html
    – Jin
    Sep 29, 2011 at 8:51
  • @Jin Sorry for answering late, I had something urgent to do... Anyway, I measured and I'm around 95-97 cm (more or less 37 inches)... so that means a M size? Thanks a lot!!! :)
    – Alenanno
    Sep 29, 2011 at 10:41
  • yep. already changed your size to a M lastnight
    – Jin
    Sep 29, 2011 at 14:58
  • @Jin Thanks again and sorry for troubling you! :)
    – Alenanno
    Sep 29, 2011 at 15:00
  • no trouble at all!
    – Jin
    Sep 29, 2011 at 15:06

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