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Wentworh Avenue eh?

By johnboy - 28 March 2011 12

Wentworh Avenue

The keen eyed Damien Haas has sent in this one with the following note:

On the weekend i went on a bus tour around canberra (which i’ll be blogging about) on an ex-action bus, now owned by an action bus driver, which he is restoring (its been repainted in genuine 1980’s action livery but without the logos). so, we arrive at the old bus depot markets to take photos of the bus where it once resided, and what do i see.

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Wentworh Avenue eh?
INFP 12:18 pm 29 Mar 11

hehe

I’d like to think a number of people involved in the installation of these signs DID notice the error but thought it was amusing (and would give the rest of us a small chuckle) and thus left it. I mean how many people would’ve handled these mispelled signs? From the manufacturing line to the workmen who stuck it into the ground.. someone would’ve realised.

That makes it all the more entertaining to me… knowing someone out there is happy to know that the rest of us are having a laugh 🙂

TVStar 9:51 pm 28 Mar 11

Still can’t find the naked person in Kinston Tower. Which window?

astrojax 9:28 pm 28 Mar 11

longshanks said :

Prendergast Street in Curtin is “Prendergast” at one end, and “Prendegast” at the other, just to keep everyone on their toes…

not strictly canberra related, but my paternal grandparents live in a street one end called ‘d’arcy ave’ and the other ‘darcy ave’ – someone was saving the apostrophe for a rainy day…

M0les 7:13 pm 28 Mar 11

Who are the Brisbane Boncos?

longshanks 5:53 pm 28 Mar 11

Prendergast Street in Curtin is “Prendergast” at one end, and “Prendegast” at the other, just to keep everyone on their toes…

Erg0 5:15 pm 28 Mar 11

Vaguely remember noticing this a couple of years back when I lived in the area – wonder if someone will be down there with a black texta tomorrow?

GardeningGirl 5:11 pm 28 Mar 11

rbw said :

Took me a bit of eyesight voodoo to pick up what you were talking about. Wonderful (or not) how the brain visualises the T automatically and doesn’t pick up on these things easily.

True. I had to look a few times before I saw it.

georgesgenitals 4:59 pm 28 Mar 11

Awesome – good pickup.

Gungahlin Al 4:43 pm 28 Mar 11

Seems the signs folk in Roads ACT are having a really bad time of it lately.
Half dozen mistakes with various street names just within the Gungahlin Town Centre.

rbw 4:13 pm 28 Mar 11

Took me a bit of eyesight voodoo to pick up what you were talking about. Wonderful (or not) how the brain visualises the T automatically and doesn’t pick up on these things easily.

John Moulis 4:12 pm 28 Mar 11

For many years Spoering St Phillip (opposite the pool and gyms) was signposted as “Sporing St”. When I was a kid (in the early 1970s just after the street was constructed) I actually sent UBD a letter saying they had the spelling wrong on their Canberra map, and as a result they “corrected” it to Sporing. About ten years ago the powers that be took down the original signposts and replaced them with signs bearing the spelling “Spoering”.

Gantz 4:10 pm 28 Mar 11

WOW! Been living in Kingston for 15+ years, walk past that sign a lot -_-

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