Governor declares ‘Scarlet Letter Saturday’ in Ohio

Ohio State started the week by forbidding the use of a particular letter in the alphabet that is the first in the name of the state to the north, and now Ohio governor John Kasich has gotten into the act.

On Friday the governor, who has a degree from Ohio State, issued a declaration that Saturday be recognized as “Scarlet Letter Saturday” throughout Ohio.

What does that mean? All Ohioans are encouraged “to avoid using the  letter ‘M’ when possible.”


This was not Kasich’s first jab at Michigan this week. He also took a minute during an appearance earlier to express his opinion on chatter from up north that maybe Michigan State is a bigger rival for the Wolverines than the Buckeyes.