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Northern Ont. pizza shop’s 'unforeseen circumcisions' typo goes viral

A Pizza Hut location in northern Ontario has gone viral not for its pizza or specials but rather for an unfortunate typo. (Image from Facebook) A Pizza Hut location in northern Ontario has gone viral not for its pizza or specials but rather for an unfortunate typo. (Image from Facebook)
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A Pizza Hut location in northern Ontario has gone viral not for its pizza or specials but rather for an unfortunate typo.

Autocorrect and typos have become commonplace in the business world in signs, emails and advertisements, but in an age of social media, they rarely go unnoticed.

Timmins' Pizza Hut location has been made famous after it had to close its doors last minute on Jan. 23/24 and posted a sign citing "unforeseen circumcisions" on its door. (Image from Facebook)Last week, the Pizza Hut location in Timmins, Ont. closed its doors at the last minute and posted a sign about "unforeseen circumcisions" on the door – yes, that is what the sign read.

Photos of the sign were shared across local Facebook groups and quickly spread across all social media platforms from there.

An X user with more than 60,000 followers, @adamgreattweet, shared a copy of the photo with the caption ‘The perfect typo doesn’t exi-.‘

American actor and activist George Takei then tweeted a screenshot of Adam’s tweet with the caption ‘Typos are my worst enema!’

Takei’s tweet has been viewed more than 85,000 times at the time of this publication and shared hundreds more.

Since then the now famous typo has made it rounds accross American late night television with mentions on @fter Midnight and Saturday Night Live.

Locally, the restaurant franchise had a ‘good sense of humour’ about the situation and joined in on the joke with a new sign and a customer deal on Jan. 24.

After posting a sign about "unforeseen circumcisions" on its door the Pizza Hut location in Timmins decided to get in on the joke by offering a deal to customers and saying "no tip required." (Image from Facebook)"In light of recent CIRCUMSTANCES," Pizza Hut wrote on the new sign Jan. 24, adding "no tip required."

“We at Pizza Hut appreciate all our loyal customers,” said the location’s general manager Marc Girard on social media.

“And how your (sic) having fun with our little mishap yesterday – damm auto correct.”

Even the local hospital’s charitable foundation found a way to ‘cash in’ on the gag, as the deadline for the Timmins and District Hospital Foundation 50/50 draw was approaching.

The Timmins and District Hospital Foundation also decided to cash in on the viral sign by selling tickets to its 50/50 draw by putting its one spin on the original photo. (Image from Facebook)"Hey Timmins Pizza Hut … stick to Pizza, we’ll handle the circumcisions," the organization wrote on its Facebook page on Thursday, with its own spin on the original photo.

Judging by the comments on the social media posts related to the 'unforeseen circumcisions' typo, the simple mistake amused hundreds, if not thousands of people.

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