January 25th, 2012
07:17 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Oops! School signs spelled wrong

Students who struggle with their spelling lessons may have trouble finding positive reinforcement from some school signs we found spelled incorrectly. Check out these signs that spell trouble:

"SHCOOL X-NG" sign lacking "street smarts" – Since July of last year students at Marta Valle High School on New York City's Lower East Side have had to view a painted street sign outside of their school that was spelled wrong.

"People older than us always tell us to make sure we spell stuff right and this sign is wrong right in front of us," said Tanaysha Ebron, a senior at the school.

The sign, spelled "SHCOOL X-NG" on Stanton Street was corrected Tuesday.

"PUBIC schools" sign removed – A billboard meant to tout South Bend, Indiana, schools was removed after it caused a big stir in 2010. The billboard encouraged local residents to check out the "15 best things about our PUBIC schools." The sign was supposed to say "public" but the letter "l" was accidentally left out. Affiliate WSBT reported the company that created the billboard advertisement said the ad was proofread by four people and the typo was missed by all of them.

Too cool for "SCOHOL" – A "SCOHOL" zone sign in Lauderhill, Florida, attracted a lot of unwanted attention last year near Banyan Elementary School. Lauderhill resident Keith Mahl jokingly told affiliate WSVN the crew that made the mistake should be "sent back to third grade and given an 'F' for spelling." The company responsible for the error told WSVN the letters "h" and "o" are on the same stencil and they accidentally painted the letters with the stencil upside down.

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  1. john

    Velveteen rabbits for sale. Please email me, if you desire a velveteen rabbit. I can give you two for the price of one.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    What ? You're selling rabbits made out of cheese ?

    January 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Either that or they're pimping rabbits...

      January 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. norepub

    I dint see anyting wong with the speling.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
  4. s kel

    how dum this articl is Eveythin speled al rite to me.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. EWWW

    Rabbits stuffed with cheese!

    January 25, 2012 at 8:45 pm | Report abuse |
  6. hamsta

    its one thing to take shortcuts in grammar and punctuation in general conversation,but when you have to know ebonics to order a burger and fries thats a different story.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TORI©

    @skel and @bobcat,now you have me laughing. My early school years were in Florida,so I get that.

    January 25, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Hey TORI©
    How did your three wine dinner go the other night ?

    January 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TORI©

    @bobcat,you remembered!It was great fun but the 3 of us paid the next day. How are you?

    January 25, 2012 at 8:59 pm | Report abuse |
  10. stevie weevie

    All Obama voters.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ TORI©
    I'm doing pretty well. Yeah, I've had my times with day after excessive wine parties too. I thought about you with that.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. TORI©

    @bobcat, yeah the headache from hell. The Prosecco was too sweet. What's your fave wine?

    January 25, 2012 at 9:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. ton

    All of the important headlines shoved off to the left side of the page. In the middle here we have the DON'T MISS articles which include crap like THIS. And some people don't see the dumbing down of the news.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • ton

      FEATURED vs LATEST NEWS that's it.

      January 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. **cosmicVox *

    Slackers Drawing Paychecks
    – REJOICE -

    January 25, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  15. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ TORI©
    Actually I favor a Lambrusco. Bold but not too sweet on the palate.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
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