Oxford sign writers misspell roadworks warning

The Becket Street sign. Picture via Twitter from reader Tiffany Bridges.

The Becket Street sign. Picture via Twitter from reader Tiffany Bridges.

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OXFORDSHIRE County Council’s sign writers need to consult their colleagues in the education department over their spelling of the word “September”.

The sign has been placed in Becket Street to warn drivers of upcoming roadworks in the area associated with the redevelopment of Frideswide Square.

Workers added two extra letters to the word, spelling “Septermeber” instead.

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2:33pm Tue 26 Aug 14

redstone says...

Sign of the times I'm afraid - even the BBC often misspell on captions. Only this morning I received an email

Fantastic Discounts on train fairs!

Does anybody check these things?
Sign of the times I'm afraid - even the BBC often misspell on captions. Only this morning I received an email Fantastic Discounts on train fairs! Does anybody check these things? redstone
  • Score: 6

3:27pm Tue 26 Aug 14

BigAlBiker says...

I thunk the spelcheker iz not workin.
I thunk the spelcheker iz not workin. BigAlBiker
  • Score: 3

3:38pm Tue 26 Aug 14

ashleyc says...

redstone, interesting you should mention the BBC as I've just seen an article about this on their local news section. OCC refuse to apologise and accuse the BBC of making such errors, then blame their contractors. Textbook OCC!
redstone, interesting you should mention the BBC as I've just seen an article about this on their local news section. OCC refuse to apologise and accuse the BBC of making such errors, then blame their contractors. Textbook OCC! ashleyc
  • Score: 2

7:48pm Tue 26 Aug 14

Dilligaf2010 says...

I wonder if somebody had a liquid lunch half way through making the sign ;-)
I wonder if somebody had a liquid lunch half way through making the sign ;-) Dilligaf2010
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