Was he trying to be ironic?

12 Aug
A road contractor hired to paint the word “school” on a freshly paved stretch of road near Southern Guilford High School in North Carolina rendered the traffic area in question a “shcool” zone.

That’s right, dear road contractor, get on your knees and look at that typo. Do we need to circle it with a red pen, a la “Secretary”?

Prepare to be spakned.

10 Responses to “Was he trying to be ironic?”

  1. Bumtickler August 12, 2010 at 12:10 pm #

    Isn't that the british spelling? Or pronunciation?Somebody needs the paldde. For sure.

  2. Bumtickler August 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm #

    You did it. I knew you would. Looks great.

  3. HEDONE August 12, 2010 at 1:40 pm #

    @BT: you're funny.@Miss Pink: the contractor does need a paddle. But now I'd say you're looking for any reason to spank anyone.-H

  4. His mountain girl August 12, 2010 at 1:49 pm #

    @BT..awfully quick with the paddle aren't ya.LOLPink..that guy will probably never get to live that down..it's freakin hilarious! thank you !

  5. barely.pink August 12, 2010 at 2:11 pm #

    BT: At the risk of offending anyone, I'd say that you have a point. I have heard it pronounced "Shcool" before…perhaps he was a recent transplant and was spelling it phonetically?Either way, a paddle is in order.And thank you for your help! This way people can just give their responses without constructing a comment…but I do so love all the comments.H: Spankings are always in order. Especially if I can watch. Or participate. :)HMG: I know…I feel sorry for him, actually. It's being reported everywhere…AP picked it up, Reuters…it's on the BBC. Poor, bad spelling fellow.Mark Twain, a notably poor speller once said, "I don't think much of a man that can spell a word only one way!"

  6. Erica August 12, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    LOL — I highly doubt it had anything to do with irony. More like brain-deadery.

  7. barely.pink August 12, 2010 at 2:51 pm #

    Erica: Good to see you here!Brain-deadery or Tied-one-too-many-on-erie — it is damn funny.

  8. Anonymous August 13, 2010 at 1:53 am #

    Spakned?Love your work Ms Pink/Miss Holloway.Kirsten.

  9. ronnie August 13, 2010 at 5:17 am #

    Our BBC picked this one up, he must be so embarrassed. No we don't spell it like that in the UK and I think he needs to go back to school:)Love,Ronniexx

  10. barely.pink August 13, 2010 at 9:22 am #

    Kirsten: Thank you! I love your work as well. I hope your recovery is as relaxing and pain-free as possible. I'd hug you, but you know…might hurt your ribs. Mostly I'm glad you and your family are (relatively) all right.Ronnie: Can you imagine making such a mistake? When I make a spelling error on this blog, my heart stops. And that's limited readership. I can't even picture what it would be like on this grand of scale.After the paddle, he needs a good hug.

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