Everyone's talking about Mary Kom who is about to bring India a fourth Olympic medal this year. That includes Twitter-happy Amitabh Bachchan and Shahid Kapoor who neglected to do a Google search and spell check respectively before putting their thoughts on the micro-blogging site.
Amitabh Bachchan, who's been tweeting and blogging extensively about the London Games, started today with this tweet:
That was a Big oops moment. 29-year-old Magnificent Mary, as Ms Kom is popularly called, is indeed a mother of two but she's from Manipur and not Assam.
Mr Bachchan corrected himself an hour later:
And how about Shahid Kapoor, yesterday's hot Twitter trend for misspelling Mary Kom's name in this tweet:
A mistake that was quite rudely pointed out to him by a number of followers, and made him the butt of a spate of online jokes.
Unfazed, he corrected himself. And then tweeted, after Mary Kom roundly defeated her quarterfinal opponent, Tunisia's Maroua Rahali:
Except, he didn't get it right this time either. Mary, Shahid. Not Mari.
And Mary Kom will at least have an Olympic medal to make up for having her name misspelled by a celebrity, but poor Vijender Singh won't. The boxer, who lost his bid for a bronze this morning, also suffered from a celebrity alphabet swap:
Yes, Mr Bachchan did correct himself. Again.