Spelling Mistake

Mrshmellowman 14 May 2009 31

I was walking past the Australia Post post-office in Dickson on the weekend and noticed a carpark that was reserved for official vehicles

BUT WAIT!!!

There is something wrong with the sign

I pondered.

Is it possible that the government would produce an official sign with the name of the country spelled incorrectly?

Spellcheck people – spell check!!!


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andy pandy andy pandy 5:48 pm 28 May 09

yuz dont no nafink its ostraya just arcs anyone

stace8383 stace8383 4:57 pm 28 May 09

Bad spelling in signage annoys and amuses me in equal measure. When I used to live in Melbourne, I frequently walked past a little independant grocer advertising “NODDLES”, which always made me giggle.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 4:55 pm 15 May 09

ant said :

I think small Ls are banned from the Liberal Party.

Ha! So true Ant! So true…
Surely they could be hauled before Trade Practices for misleading advertising?

peterh peterh 4:22 pm 15 May 09

saw one in a store in woden – new store manger position available. bit early for christmas, perhaps?

Posh Posh 12:09 pm 15 May 09

At the corners of the Comsuper building in Belconnen it has ‘enquires Building 3’. They also had one of those hanging signs at the entrance to the underground carpark saying ‘MINIMUM height 2.7 metres’. Mmmmm…. I think maximum somehow would be more useful.

ant ant 11:16 am 15 May 09

I think small Ls are banned from the Liberal Party.

M Rose M Rose 10:59 am 15 May 09

I have somewhere in the depths of my computer a camera phone photograph of a sign posted in the National Library reading:

“The National Library of Australia no longer excepts magazines or posters.”

Bit of a worry coming out of such an institution.

johnboy johnboy 10:44 am 15 May 09

It was a very, very small “L” Al.

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 10:21 am 15 May 09

pptvb said :

So, has Australia Post lost a letter?

LOL

It’s catching – the ACT ALP issued a media release this week lambasting the “iberals”.

niftydog niftydog 10:01 am 15 May 09

F’n a!

vandam vandam 9:54 am 15 May 09

Muttsybignuts said :

Felix the Cat said :

There are two yellow and black signs at the roadworks near Pialligo directing people to “Fairboirn Ave”. There was also a recent job advert in the newspaper where they wanted somebody with “laborer” experience. It’s just a sign (pardon the pun) of how sloppy society has become these days. I don’t really understand why as most if not all signage/job adverts are prepared with a computer which have spell check programs.

Yesterday’s Canberra Times had a huge heading of a full page article using the word RESPONSILBILITIES. Great proof reading.

I hope you didn’t buy the CT!!!!

ant ant 9:15 am 15 May 09

That company must have done the signs for the Pialligo roadworks, too. There’s some fluro green signs up pointing the way to Fairbairn Ave, but it’s spelled something like “Fairboairn”.

Hamilton Hamilton 8:03 am 15 May 09

No wonder my mail never reaches its destination!!!

jas0nt jas0nt 2:01 am 15 May 09

monomania said :

Well there goes their A for spelling.

Well played, good sir/madam.

TP 3000 TP 3000 11:24 pm 14 May 09

I think it has to do with a company that picked up the ACT Government contract for the signs, did a few signs, picked up the money & nicked off without completing the full contract.

You should see, the 2 new suburbs in the Tuggeranong Valley, Hisholm & Ilmore.

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 10:56 pm 14 May 09

Felix the Cat said :

There are two yellow and black signs at the roadworks near Pialligo directing people to “Fairboirn Ave”. There was also a recent job advert in the newspaper where they wanted somebody with “laborer” experience. It’s just a sign (pardon the pun) of how sloppy society has become these days. I don’t really understand why as most if not all signage/job adverts are prepared with a computer which have spell check programs.

Yesterday’s Canberra Times had a huge heading of a full page article using the word RESPONSILBILITIES. Great proof reading.

shiny flu shiny flu 9:35 pm 14 May 09

Stupid Conspiracy Theory No. 1:

They weren’t misspelling Australia.

It’s Austria with an extra ‘l’ which is on step away from Österreich and a little man with a side parting/moustache coming over and taking leadership of our country.

monomania monomania 9:29 pm 14 May 09

Well there goes their A for spelling.

bd84 bd84 8:48 pm 14 May 09

Judging by the look of the sign with its faded paint and slightly bent, it has been there for many years, probably more than 10.

pptvb pptvb 8:36 pm 14 May 09

So, has Australia Post lost a letter?

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