Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On My Way To The Aquaitc Center

Do they have spell checkers on sign-making machines? No? Well, they might want to think about adding that feature. This spelling (the word is supposed to be aquatic - just in case you're having trouble figuring it out) was on several new city signs installed a while back to help visitors find their way around town. Except I don't think anyone will be looking for an Aquaitc Center. They could end up even more confused than when they started out. Maybe this could be turned into a positive thing - "Visit us - we have an Aquaitc Center - do you? Hah - didn't think so!"
How do you get it so wrong?
On each and every sign?
With nobody noticing?
Until they are all installed?
Who's in charge here, anyway?!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

If It Ain't Broke - Add An 'N'!

This sad note was discovered on a chair in a University classroom. Obviously the chair was not, at some prior point in time, loaded with cash. (Tell me you weren't thinking that!)  It does look like someone tried to correct the note by adding an 'n' to the word 'broke'. Thank goodness for that!

Thanks to Kristilyn for her vigilant campus detective work!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

R U Goin 2 The Banc?

Spotted on the website for Bank of America. This is the problem with letting young texting fools run a website. In their world, if a word can be shortened, it is. And that (to them, at least), is the only way to spell. "What do you mean 'bank' has a 'k' at the end? It's not spelled 'banck'!"