Sunday, March 11, 2007

How Horrible to have a Typoe.

I just read this article on AOL about a town replacing their sign that had a really old typo on it:

Updated:2007-03-09 12:34:28
Town Fixes Sign With 20-Year-Old Typo
AP
HAGERSTOWN, Md. (March 8) - The city of Hagerstown corrected a municipal spelling error Thursday, 20 years after committing it. A sign directing drivers to "Municpal Stadium" was replaced with one displaying the proper spelling, Erik Kline, city traffic control supervisor, said.

The sign was first placed at the corner of Frederick Street and East Memorial Boulevard in the mid- to late 1908s, but the error went uncorrected until Hagerstown's Herald-Mail brought it to City Hall's attention this week, prompted by a reader's complaint.

Kline said the longtime tolerance for the misspelled sign doesn't reflect poorly on the western Maryland city of 38,000.

"I think it was a mistake that was made. I don't know that it necessarily makes us look bad," Kline said.

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03/08/07 17:32 EST
 
Wow - a twenty year old typo from the "mid-to late 1908's" - wow.
And that, folks, is the true definition of Irony, when a story about a glaring typo contains a typo itself!
Or like when my friend Stacey was almost run over by a van that sped through a Stop sign, only to turn and see the bumper sticker as it zoomed by: "Warning! This vehicle makes constant stops!"
 
 
 

4 comments:

mrsm711 said...

Very Funny Stuff!  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/      Tracy

princesssaurora said...

LOL... perfect irony....

be well,
Dawn

gazker said...

I am sure that's not the only typo out there, I will post a few on mine...... Gaz

summerthyme1221 said...

let me first say that gillian woke up at 230am so i took her to bed w/ me and whe woke up screamin at 400. in between she coughed, mumbled, sang and thrashed at me.  so i am very very tired.  VERY TIRED.
having said that, i had to read that blog about 10 times before i figured it out.
i am going to bed now. and by now i mean at 200 am or so!