Walmart Doesn’t Know The Difference Between Maryland And Massachusetts

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It looks like someone at Walmart is due for a geography lesson, or could at least use a refresher on how to pull up a map of the United States on the internet, after a sharp-eyed Twitter denizen pointed out that the chain is selling University of Maryland T-shirts bearing an image of the state of Massachusetts.

Last week, the observant shopper Tweeted at Walmart, alerting the retailer to its very obvious mistake with the UMD Terrapins shirt, bearing the college’s log and the abbreviation “Terps.”

Walmart replied the next day, with a social media representative thanking her, and noting that it’s just those pesky “M” states can be so confusing, what with the fact that they’re shaped kind of, sort of, similarly.

Let’s compare, shall we? (click to enlarge):

As The Washington Post points out, Walmart has been selling this incorrect shirts since July 2015 at least, when another shopper spotted one in a store:

Walmart didn’t reply to that Tweet.

“We are working with Russell Athletic to determine how this happened and in the meantime are removing the shirt from our stores. We understand the pride Marylanders feel for the Terps, and apologize for the mistake,” a Walmart spokesman told Consumerist in an emailed statement.

In the meantime, do you think these two states are easily confused?

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