Saturday, June 18, 2011

Of all the words to misspell...

...did it have to be the four-letter d-word?


I'll never understand people's apparent aversion to proofreading. It's one thing when you're publishing online - and can change it on the fly - and quite another when it's painted on a metal plate and bolted onto a golf cart for all time.

I'm guessing this course doesn't have too many LGBT members.

Your turn: Have you run into any spelling faux-pas in your own travels?

9 comments:

Canadian Mark said...

I have to point out that perhaps it is possible that holes 5 & 15 have 'a natural or artificial slope or wall to regulate water levels' incorporated into their landscaping, thus making proper use of the word dyke, as opposed to the much younger slang representation of the word?

daisy said...

Let's just say that my sister married a man with that last name and with her first name it isn't a pretty name. I'll never know why she didn't at least hypenate with her maiden name...

Anonymous said...

Check the "World English Dictionary" definition...

Chris said...

At the food court the other day, restaurant under new management and has new signage. Westran Sandwich, Ceraeal and Oat Meal.

rashbre said...

In our good ol' Anglo Saxon English, that is a perfectly good way to spell the word.

A famous one runs for almost 200 miles along the Welsh border, originally put there by King Offa, back in the 700s.

Tony Gasbarro said...

It is spelled properly. It's one of those lucky "either or" English words.

H said...

"Constrution Zone Ahead"

Catherine said...

Well I just checked my dictionaries, but it seems your other commentors beat me to it - no spelling mistake there!

hahamommy said...

As I kid I couldn't figure out why lesbians were called "grassy banks along the river" = dykes :)