Warning: Scohol Zone

I know, I know, people who blog in glass houses shouldn't throw stones or something like that. And though we're typographically-challenged here on Neatorama, we just can't resist this news from Channel 7 News Fox WSVN TV:

After painters misspelled the word "school" on the road, the sign has become the talk of the town, especially for students who attend class nearby.

Students who attend Goulds Elementary School have no problem spelling the word "school," however, whoever painted the word on the pavement spelled the word incorrectly.

Children who are learning to read and write are recommending that whoever painted the misspelled word go back to school.

Link - via Dave Barry's Blog


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I was in marching band in high school. Invariably, it seemed that the school bus that the band always got stuck with when we would travel to away football games was the one bus that had the name of the school spelled wrong.
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Ya it's hard to come down on the workers too hard, everyone makes mistakes, even doctors and school teachers. Most just aren't this public and rarely make the evening news unless someone dies or calls the cops.
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Even worse, I’ve got pictures of two different intersections with the word “stop” misspelled on the road…RIGHT NEXT to a STOP SIGN.

That implies they needed a reference to get the spelling correct. This just seems more like a big, public, hard-to-fix typo.
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I dare you to try to do a nice paint job on the road while all those mums and dads honk and yell at you completely freaked out to get their beloved yet unwilling children to or from school and to get themselves in traffic jam or to the shopping mall and while children call you names or just distract you with all kinds of questions or remarks on how to do your job better...
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