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overedge
08-11-2010, 06:04 AM
Is it wrong of me to want to marry this man?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129086941

TygerLily
08-11-2010, 06:50 AM
Oh, I'm a fan! Swoon!

barbk
08-11-2010, 09:14 AM
Well, it wasn't a typo, but it was one of the most creative artistic efforts around: Some person edited the sign on the Boulder County Justice Center:
http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_15624245

It lasted three days until it was brought to the attention of the powers that be. The District Attorney puffed and fumed, and the next day the entire sign was hauled off somewhere.

But on the store sign front, there's always our local Safeway, home to the produce guy who can't spell: Cantelopes are undoubtedly on sale as you read this, and Zukini too.

Wyliefan
08-11-2010, 01:24 PM
Is it wrong of me to want to marry this man?
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129086941

You'll have to beat me to it! :)

PDilemma
08-11-2010, 03:28 PM
I wonder how many coffeehouses they found where they had to correct the spelling of espresso? I've been to several where it is spelled "expresso". :rolleyes:

agalisgv
08-11-2010, 04:10 PM
A related article indicates the two are now facing hefty fines for altering an historic Grand Canyon sign.

Norlite
08-11-2010, 04:14 PM
A related article indicates the two are now facing hefty fines for altering an historic Grand Canyon sign.



Interesting. I didn't reread the article, but I thought it said they always seek permission first, and if they don't get it they go on their merry way.

agalisgv
08-11-2010, 04:26 PM
Interesting. I didn't reread the article, but I thought it said they always seek permission first, and if they don't get it they go on their merry way. That's what the article said, but in the transcript they admitted to unauthorized corrections:
COX: Now, did you have a situation ever on your travels where you made a change, even though the owner or whomever did not want you to do that?

Mr. DECK: There weren't any changes that we made where we had asked somebody and they said no and we just said, oh, well, forget what you're thinking and we change it anyway.

(Soundbite of laughter)

Mr. DECK: In those cases, we would just move on. And I'm sorry to say that we did, from time to time, not very often, but every once in a while, resort to stealth corrections, which is a policy that we since revised to always get permission. But there were times where, if no one was looking, we would just go ahead and fix the mistake ourselves. http://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=129086941

Here's the story where they face a fine:
A two-man punctuation patrol went a little too far. Jeff Deck and Benjamin Herson have been traveling the country correcting punctuation on signs. But they'll be paying a hefty fine after altering a historic hand-painted sign at the Grand Canyon something federal authorities call vandalism. The pair did leave one misspelling on the old Grand Canyon sign: "emense".http://vpr.net/npr/93937993/

purple skates
08-11-2010, 04:27 PM
and my travels to date had never taken me west of Ohio;

He's from Ohio. Must be related to Prancer.

Lucy25
08-11-2010, 06:18 PM
I love this guy! A few months ago I was in traffic on the way home from work. Directly in from on me was a delivery truck with this printed on the back and sides: Romeo and Juliets Mattress Wholesalers. At a stop light, I took a picture on my cell phone to show to my students.