We spend most of our time at Mind Your Language pointing out common spelling and grammar mistakes. Sometimes it's worth reminding people of the consequences of a lax attitude to careful writing. This is one of those times.
Picture: BBC/Zoe Blackman
The pictured road sign was displayed in the centre of Oxford in the UK. Note that "September" is not one of those words which has a spelling that differs from its pronunciation. This is just a stupid error, and one which suggests very little checking at any level of the sign production process.
It also has consequences: Oxfordshire County Council has made it clear it won't be paying the company that produced the sign for this particular effort. Accuracy matters -- and inaccuracy can cost you money.
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