Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Writing Wednesday: Striking viking

Notice anything wrong about this street sign? Unfortunately, someone forgot to spell-check and misspelled the legendary Viking's name on several prominent signs in Astoria, Oregon (The first name should be "Leif," and there are multiple spellings of the last name, so that doesn't bother me as much).

Just another reminder that editors matter — even when you're just submitting a street sign to a metal company.

Have you seen any great sign flubs lately? Please share.


  1. Yes. Rockey Weed in one area, and Rocky Weed in another. It drives me nuts.

  2. Ha! That's crazy, on a street sign! Yikes.

  3. Yes! I've posted these on IG before, but I pass two signs that are incorrect every day. Drives me crazy and makes me wanna break the rules (one sign doesn't allow parking) since they are incorrect...kinda like the rules don't apply since the sign is wrong!

  4. although, I don't notice it because my French is terrible, Bilingual co-workers have pointed out incorrect spelling and phrases on official signs at work. yikes!


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