Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “the sign says”. Boy, am I going to have fun with this photo challenge theme! I constantly spot signs with typos, signs that don’t make sense, or signs that are just plain silly. Here’s a selection of a few I’ve run across.
The shameful typos
If spelling “desert” incorrectly at this exhibit of the San Diego Air & Space Museum is not enough, maybe also screwing up “velocity” will do it. I emailed this photo to the museum after I took it, only to be told they had “rented” the exhibit and couldn’t make any corrections. I should add this image was on a computer screen. Do you know how hard it is to update an electronic document? Apparently, for museum people, it’s impossible. I wonder what Sahara dessert tastes like. Probably a little dry.
I found the next sign in a very large format in the window of a sports supply store. Apparently, the advertising people at the 686 sports clothing company don’t know the difference between a plural S and a possessive S. That will teach them to lay off their one and only proofreader in tough economic times.
The next typo wasn’t on a sign but on my computer screen instead, as an ad in the browser window page I was looking at. I think when a TV network can’t spell “irresistible”, yes, I can resist watching the show.
The outdated rules we’re glad are gone
I found this set of rules for teachers in the Old Town part of Poway, California, in a room where a small classroom environment had been recreated. No wonder American teachers decided to unionize when they were being treated so poorly!
I found this last sign, actually a metal plate, on a local park bench. Excuse the bird poop on it but I didn’t have anything to clean it up before taking this photo. What a lovely tribute to a wife by her loving husband. I bet there’s a really beautiful love story behind it.