Wednesday, January 21, 2009


So, now that I have your attention (I sure hope you spotted my mistake already!), I can say how sad it was when I was subbing today that I rounded a corner (in the office, thank you very much), saw a very well-designed board with a lovely picture of President Obama in the middle and the word "INAUGERATION" written across the top.


At a school, no less.

And in the OFFICE where the ADMINISTRATORS walk by it 1000 times every day. My hope is that it was just put up today, but since the INAUGERATION was yesterday, I'm guessing it's been there awhile.

And if you are wondering WHY, STQ are you so dismayed with the word INAUGERATION...then go back to school and take spelling again. :)

Hello, hasn't every single television station, newspaper, magazine and website written that word a gazillion times for the past 2 months?

It's INAUGURATION, people.

And if you're wondering, yes, I did inform the office that it was misspelled. They kinda glared at me, but assured me it would be fixed. My comment was "I mean, in a school, ya oughtta spell it right, ya know?" I've probably been banned from subbing in that particular school again...sigh


Miz C (and Burton) said...

Most definitely makes you shudder and wonder about the QUALITY of education the kids are receiving.

STQ said...

Reason number 8,345 that Chase is in private school.

Shelly... said...

Yep, that's pretty bad when it's misspelled in a school! Well, NV isn't known for their high quality education system and you are seeing it firsthand. Good thing Chase is getting a better education!

Kristine said...

I think the icing on the cake is that they look at you like you're the stupid one when they misspelled it!

Barb said...

My best girlfriend in Indiana once told a man that his "Tree's for Sale" sign was incorrect. He said, "Well, that's how we spell trees where I'm from."


STQ said...

Wow is right, Barb! I personally am driven insane by the incorrect usage of apostrophes. Can I tell you how many signs I have seens advertising taco's? My question is...what belongs to the taco? I know, I'm insane and nit picky to the nth degree, but it really does drive me nutso.

Vegetable House said...

Go STQ! In Auger ate what? Just goes to show we need more laws about correct spelling in public places. ;)