Rolf p.

The inaugural Wiener of our revived Typo context found a tragic, hilarious and fitting typo in, yes, last issue’s Typo Wiener column. In the second paragraph I typed “weiner” instead of “wiener”, then fumbled the spell check. Ugh! Good news for Rolf P. though, as he wins a coveted Typo Wiener t-shirt plus a copy of Kay Parley’s epic fantasy novel The Grass People, courtesy Typo Wiener sponsor Radiant Press (you can learn more about The Grass People at As for Rolf: little is known about him, though rumour is he’s a public servant working for the provincial government. Congratulations, Rolf!

WHO’S READY FOR ROUND TWO? Nice to see so many entries in a contest that took an unplanned four-year holiday! Spot a typo in this issue and e-mail the details to (write TYPO in the subject field). Please include the page it was on, and the article and sentence it was in. Typos include misspelled words (including names), garbled grammar and general gibberish. Factual errors don’t count but formatting mistakes do. To be eligible, typos must be in editorial content such as articles, listings, headlines and photo cutlines. Next deadline is Tuesday, Nov. 13. The wiener (who will be notified by e-mail) must fill out a short Q&A and be available to come to our office on the Scarth Street mall Friday, Nov. 16 to collect their prize and pose for a picture. Good luck! /Stephen Whitworth