Conservative Candidate Distributes Flyer Urging Turnout On ‘Erection Day’

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British Conservative Party candidate James Duddridge has learned the importance of proofreading.

The Member of Parliament on Tuesday tweeted a photo of one of his campaign flyers, which contained a massive error.

“It’s Erection Day!” the leaflet read in blue, bold letters.

The flyer was one crucial letter off, meant to urge conservative voters to turn out on Election Day on May 7.

“Always have someone to proof read your leaflet,” Duddridge advised in his tweet. “This one had no imprint and mentions Erection Day.”

“Keep it up!” Duddridge added, cheekily.

h/t The Independent

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  1. If this was America, wouldn’t the GOP want as many pricks as possible too?

  2. Erection Day usually happens the last Sunday in June … at least in San Francisco.

  3. Only if they were in the closet. Or were you speaking of assholes? Pricks, assholes … the GOP is full of both.

  4. The British certainly know how to turn a phrase.

  5. Forgive me, but when I read it was a flyer that said “Erection Day”, I thought it was going to be for an asian candidate.

    /throws another $1 in the offensive post jar

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