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(NBC DFW)   It takes nine years for school to be taught how to spell its own name   (nbcdfw.com ) divider line
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2012-05-09 11:53:02 AM  
I once attended a public school named after William Ramsay... or Ramsey, depending on what printed material you were looking at on any given day. The sign on the outside of the school was correct. Everything else... well... it was hit-or-miss. The school's bookstore sold really nice pencils embossed with the incorrect spelling.
 
2012-05-09 11:58:16 AM  
But can they count to potato yet?

/Really, Texas?
//Expected it to be Arkansas
 
2012-05-09 11:58:17 AM  
How many is a McMillian?
 
2012-05-09 11:59:23 AM  
Texas
 
2012-05-09 11:59:24 AM  
gothamist.com
weblogs.wxmi.com
mightyredpen.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-09 11:59:34 AM  
www.cynical-c.com
 
2012-05-09 12:00:12 PM  
"You know how we say there's no 'i' in team?" teacher Jouet Dotson brainstormed. "We could say, 'Well, [at] Sunrise-McMillan, we're a team, so there is no 'i' in the last part of McMillan.'"

Wow, do I ever feel like punching someone.
 
2012-05-09 12:01:27 PM  

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Thank you!
 
2012-05-09 12:03:28 PM  
To be fair, it is DFW and not Austin.

There's a huge intelligence gap between the two cities.
 
2012-05-09 12:03:57 PM  
Is our schools learning?
 
2012-05-09 12:06:53 PM  
Johnson waters the grass on school grounds and never knew the spelling was wrong.

Hmmm correlation?
 
rts
2012-05-09 12:10:50 PM  
it's exhausting all resources to try and keep costs down.

Er... you're sparing no expense to save money?
 
2012-05-09 12:18:08 PM  
That's going on their permanent record.
 
2012-05-09 12:20:25 PM  

Chinchillazilla: "You know how we say there's no 'i' in team?" teacher Jouet Dotson brainstormed. "We could say, 'Well, [at] Sunrise-McMillan, we're a team, so there is no 'i' in the last part of McMillan.'"

Wow, do I ever feel like punching someone.


Exactly. This was probably the fat kid in class that tried too hard to be funny and never got close.
 
2012-05-09 12:21:55 PM  
Just think of all the money they would save in ink and toner by not including the extra i.
 
2012-05-09 12:22:06 PM  
This has to be Texas, right?
 
2012-05-09 12:29:38 PM  
When this school was still learning to spell its name, I was being trained to conquer galaxies!
 
2012-05-09 12:32:32 PM  
Been done.

www.chrisgardnermedia.com
 
OOF
2012-05-09 12:35:03 PM  
Came in for SHCOOL pics.

/leaving satisfied
//and a little dumber for having seen them
 
2012-05-09 12:36:41 PM  
I don't know what's more disconcerting...that they can't spell the name of the school or that they can't afford a real sign for the school.
 
2012-05-09 12:40:12 PM  
"The student body as a whole hasn't been told, though some may know. Once more misspellings are corrected, the school hopes to turn the mix-up into a teachable moment on how to take responsibility, correct an error and move on."

Here's a thought... take responsibility NOW as opposed to some arbitrary future point down the road, and make it a teachable moment NOW. I don't understand the benefit in delaying this moment.
 
2012-05-09 12:40:14 PM  
"Home of Clara Williams ... "

Yeah, if I were Clara Willams, I'd be a little pissed.
 
2012-05-09 12:41:02 PM  
I'm worried about all those extra i's running around. If I recall correctly, i is the square root of negative 1; if they factor out the wrong number of i's, the whole school could end up negative, or worse, imaginary.
 
2012-05-09 12:43:17 PM  
It's not realy misspelled, It's the wrong name. McMillian insted of McMillan

Why not just have the old lady change her name to match the shcool?

/
 
2012-05-09 12:56:31 PM  
The William H. Pease Avditorivm at Eastern Michigan University frowns upon your shenanigans.

i.imgur.com

(One of the first results for "avditorivm." Also, the Ypsilanti Water Tower is one of the first results for "penis water tower." I miss my alma mater some days.)
 
2012-05-09 01:23:28 PM  

www.wearysloth.com

RIP Tricia McMillan

 
2012-05-09 01:28:44 PM  
Texas? I never would have guessed.
 
2012-05-09 01:33:09 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: To be fair, it is DFW and not Austin.

There's a huge intelligence gap between the two cities.


You'd think the Governor's Mansion would even it out a bit.
 
2012-05-09 01:46:41 PM  
Try going to Coeur d'Alene
 
2012-05-09 02:18:05 PM  

dv-ous: The William H. Pease Avditorivm at Eastern Michigan University frowns upon your shenanigans.

(One of the first results for "avditorivm." Also, the Ypsilanti Water Tower is one of the first results for "penis water tower." I miss my alma mater some days.)


I've never liked that so-called historic use of the V instead of a U. It's nvts, N-V-T-S!

/srsly, Frederic is a funny way to spell William
//is that the joke?
 
2012-05-09 02:28:04 PM  

pwn3d781: dv-ous: The William H. Pease Avditorivm at Eastern Michigan University frowns upon your shenanigans.

(One of the first results for "avditorivm." Also, the Ypsilanti Water Tower is one of the first results for "penis water tower." I miss my alma mater some days.)

I've never liked that so-called historic use of the V instead of a U. It's nvts, N-V-T-S!

/srsly, Frederic is a funny way to spell William
//is that the joke?


Kind of like how "4" on a clock with Roman Numerals is written "IIII" instead of "IV".

www.woodworkersworkshop.com

/loves radial symmetry
 
2012-05-09 02:42:02 PM  
When I was but a wee lass in high school one of the schools in our athletic conference was a small ultra-fundie christian school.

Fulton
Unity
Christian
Knights

Had it plastered on the sign out front and on the gym floor. Took the administration 4 years to get the joke.
 
2012-05-09 03:02:31 PM  
There are millions and millions of McMillians!
 
2012-05-09 03:34:03 PM  
True story bro

A few years ago I walked into the movie multiplex in the central business district to see what was on after work.

I noticed one of the new animated movies about to open was "The Prince of Egypt." The problem was was that the big painted internal;marquee that must have taken ages to paint read:

"THE PRINCE OF EGPYT."

I decided to have a little fun. I hung around the sign waiting for a cinema attendant, and when one came, I pointed to the sign and said in my most shocked voice:

"Do you see how your sign is misspelled? I don't think Val Kilmer is going to like that when he comes here for the opening tomorrow!"

///The look on that poor guy's face was absolutely PRICELESS!
 
2012-05-09 04:02:54 PM  

Chinchillazilla: "You know how we say there's no 'i' in team?" teacher Jouet Dotson brainstormed. "We could say, 'Well, [at] Sunrise-McMillan, we're a team, so there is no 'i' in the last part of McMillan.'"

Wow, do I ever feel like punching someone.


I saw that, started reading that lune was like "oh that looks like its kinda clever, kinda corny" and then thought for a second and said "wait that makes no farking sense, no wonder they couldnt spell the school's name"
 
2012-05-09 04:32:54 PM  
My company has a contract with this school, and our spelling of it is "incorrect", so getting a kick.
 
2012-05-09 04:47:44 PM  
img.thesun.co.uk
 
2012-05-09 07:24:59 PM  
shiat! I meant Kate Jackson Susan St. James
 
2012-05-09 07:26:03 PM  
You have to admit the resemblance.
 
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