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(Gwinnett Daily Post)   Road crew misspells sign pointing to local college, presumably to encourage people to get enough of an education to avoid being on the road crew   (gwinnettdailypost.com ) divider line
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2014-07-09 09:24:40 AM  
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2014-07-09 09:40:00 AM  
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2014-07-09 10:11:03 AM  
It should probably be mentioned that the road crew has nothing to do with printing signs, subby.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-07-09 10:16:23 AM  
Ramey said she had personally seen two other new signs the state put up at new exits that were spelled correctly.

67% is a passing score, right?
 
2014-07-09 11:03:48 AM  
Well to be fair, that is an obscure name and the misspelling isn't at all obvious. If you weren't familiar with the school there's no way you could know it's misspelled.
 
2014-07-09 01:03:11 PM  

Barfmaker: Well to be fair, that is an obscure name and the misspelling isn't at all obvious. If you weren't familiar with the school there's no way you could know it's misspelled.


It is the name of the county.  Most people in the area can spell it.
 
2014-07-09 01:05:02 PM  
Please post misspelled/messed up signs as I am easily amused, lazy.
 
2014-07-09 01:05:17 PM  
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2014-07-09 01:05:54 PM  

It's a thing down South.

Found this on the side of a Kenworth cab....Great Wide Trucking..I'm looking at you.




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2014-07-09 01:05:57 PM  
TwistedIvory:
It should probably be mentioned that the road crew has nothing to do with printing signs, subby.

...and the person in charge of making the road sign probably has a degree in something like English Lit...
 
2014-07-09 01:06:37 PM  

TheGreatGazoo: Barfmaker: Well to be fair, that is an obscure name and the misspelling isn't at all obvious. If you weren't familiar with the school there's no way you could know it's misspelled.

It is the name of the county.  Most people in the area can spell it.


I would assume that most people with basic English proficiency can spell it.
 
2014-07-09 01:11:51 PM  
"The name of an institution of higher learning should be spelled correctly!"

Not every sentence needs to have an exclamation point at the end!
 
2014-07-09 01:13:27 PM  

roc6783: TheGreatGazoo: Barfmaker: Well to be fair, that is an obscure name and the misspelling isn't at all obvious. If you weren't familiar with the school there's no way you could know it's misspelled.

It is the name of the county.  Most people in the area can spell it.

I would assume that most people with basic English proficiency can spell it.


I see people add an e to the end all the time.
 
2014-07-09 01:14:31 PM  

cirby: TwistedIvory:
It should probably be mentioned that the road crew has nothing to do with printing signs, subby.

...and the person in charge of making the road sign probably has a degree in something like English Lit...


...and lived in the county for over a decade, while the road crew simply puts up the sign without question.  Even if the sign is in Chinese or Arabic.
 
2014-07-09 01:14:38 PM  
All right, let's get this out of the way.
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2014-07-09 01:15:47 PM  

Rapmaster2000: "The name of an institution of higher learning should be spelled correctly!"

Not every sentence needs to have an exclamation point at the end!


Why not?!
 
2014-07-09 01:16:39 PM  
Education will not help you spell many proper names properly.

Common occurrences like "Georgia", sure, I suppose. But what the hell is a Gwinnett?

I mean, sure it's the name of the county, and the local school system, and one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence... wait....

/it's not even in my spell-check
 
2014-07-09 01:18:10 PM  

lack of warmth: cirby: TwistedIvory:
It should probably be mentioned that the road crew has nothing to do with printing signs, subby.

...and the person in charge of making the road sign probably has a degree in something like English Lit...

...and lived in the county for over a decade, while the road crew simply puts up the sign without question.  Even if the sign is in Chinese or Arabic.


We've got Arabic STOP signs just a few miles north of where I work in Mississippi.
 
2014-07-09 01:20:26 PM  
You think that's bad?

farm3.staticflickr.com

/not a 'shop
/I took this photo a few days ago
 
2014-07-09 01:21:17 PM  

MBooda: lack of warmth: cirby: TwistedIvory:
It should probably be mentioned that the road crew has nothing to do with printing signs, subby.

...and the person in charge of making the road sign probably has a degree in something like English Lit...

...and lived in the county for over a decade, while the road crew simply puts up the sign without question.  Even if the sign is in Chinese or Arabic.

We've got Arabic STOP signs just a few miles north of where I work in Mississippi.


We've got Arabic speed limit signs all throughout the state.
 
2014-07-09 01:23:22 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: You think that's bad?

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

/not a 'shop
/I took this photo a few days ago


That's how rich people write their N's; but you probably don't know that.
 
2014-07-09 01:28:39 PM  
Well, in Gwinnett these days Engrish is a second language (if it is spoken at all). But no road crew had anything to do with the sign. The signs are made by companies contracting with the state or county governments. Computers do almost all the work. So tpyos and no quality assurance is to blame.
 
2014-07-09 01:34:18 PM  
Not news. If the name of your college is "Gwinnett" you've got to take your chances.  But, if they'd misspelled "College", well, that would have been news.
 
2014-07-09 01:36:18 PM  

Maud Dib


It's a thing down South.

Found this on the side of a Kenworth cab....Great Wide Trucking..I'm looking at you.


PLEASE tell us you took a Sharpie and changed the first T to an F.

img.fark.net
 
2014-07-09 01:39:27 PM  

Maud Dib: It's a thing down South.Found this on the side of a Kenworth cab....Great Wide Trucking..I'm looking at you.


Hm. Great White-- er, Wide-- stencilled in silver and black using an imitative Antiqua font.

Hmmmmm.
 
2014-07-09 01:40:13 PM  

cirby: TwistedIvory:
It should probably be mentioned that the road crew has nothing to do with printing signs, subby.

...and the person in charge of making the road sign probably has a degree in something like English Lit...


Maybe that person went to a rival school.
 
2014-07-09 01:44:24 PM  
Was working in a factory once and a maintenance guy was about to hang a sign he had just hand printed on one of the men's rooms, "Out of Oder".

Not sure if he misspelled odor or order
 
2014-07-09 01:44:31 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: You think that's bad?

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

/not a 'shop
/I took this photo a few days ago


EEww, burn!
 
2014-07-09 01:49:13 PM  
i get it ...they spelled colledge wrong !!


/why is there a red squigly line under colledge...hey there another one<
 
2014-07-09 01:55:33 PM  
 
2014-07-09 02:02:18 PM  
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2014-07-09 02:13:14 PM  
Reminds me of:


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Did I make it on time?
 
2014-07-09 02:20:23 PM  
Great googily moogily.

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2014-07-09 02:42:47 PM  
I work at a top-tier research university* and right outside my building is a sign saying that parking rules are "strickly enforced"

*And I have to be at the lab in 26 minutes.
 
2014-07-09 02:43:41 PM  

roc6783: TheGreatGazoo: Barfmaker: Well to be fair, that is an obscure name and the misspelling isn't at all obvious. If you weren't familiar with the school there's no way you could know it's misspelled.

It is the name of the county.  Most people in the area can spell it.

I would assume that most people with basic English proficiency can spell it.


Well sometimes I spell "it" as "ti", but I guess that is more of a typing error than actually misspelling it.
 
2014-07-09 02:46:59 PM  
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What way are deliveries ? and no upside down parking apply to cars, or only trucks?
 
2014-07-09 02:52:46 PM  

jehovahs witness protection: roc6783: TheGreatGazoo: Barfmaker: Well to be fair, that is an obscure name and the misspelling isn't at all obvious. If you weren't familiar with the school there's no way you could know it's misspelled.

It is the name of the county.  Most people in the area can spell it.

I would assume that most people with basic English proficiency can spell it.

I see people add an e to the end all the time.


2 Es aren't enough in the end?
 
2014-07-09 02:55:22 PM  
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2014-07-09 02:57:41 PM  
Over hill over dale, our love will ever fail.

/Obscure?
 
2014-07-09 03:01:00 PM  
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2014-07-09 03:07:14 PM  

Savage Belief: Over hill over dale, our love will ever fail.

/Obscure?


M*A*S*H is not obscure in any way.
 
2014-07-09 03:12:07 PM  
Years ago, just down the road from this sign, Gwinnett County put up a big sign for the "New Home of Duluth Middle School".  The construction site was on Pleasant Hill Road, a major street in Gwinnett.  I don't remember if they misspelled Middle or School but I saw it on my way into work, listened to Neal Boortz rant about it on his radio show, and it was gone by the time I headed home that night.

/Duluth and Gwinnett County resident for decades
//love it when we make fark
 
2014-07-09 03:12:20 PM  
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2014-07-09 03:12:49 PM  

DubtodaIll: ArcadianRefugee: You think that's bad?

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

/not a 'shop
/I took this photo a few days ago

That's how rich people write their N's; but you probably don't know that.


No, it's a Russian "i".  The last name is actually "Vuris".
 
2014-07-09 03:15:51 PM  
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2014-07-09 03:49:30 PM  

ArcadianRefugee: You think that's bad?

[farm3.staticflickr.com image 640x480]

/not a 'shop
/I took this photo a few days ago


I actually think it looks cool, like some kinda Freemason thing or something...
 
2014-07-09 04:16:49 PM  
So is the county name some kind of hick bastardisation of the Welsh name Gwynedd?
 
2014-07-09 05:21:48 PM  
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Notice the "N" is rotated 180°
 
2014-07-09 05:37:55 PM  

FriarED1: [img.photobucket.com image 800x417]

Notice the "N" is rotated 180°


But probably justified ex post facto as fancy-schmancy graphic design.
 
2014-07-09 05:59:15 PM  

ukexpat: So is the county name some kind of hick bastardisation of the Welsh name Gwynedd?


Button Gwinnett was born in Gloucerstershire.  Is that a hick part of Great Britain?
 
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