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. TORI©

    Hi, it's @banasy,I hope. How's my fave troll hunter?

    January 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Report abuse |
  2. **cosmicVox *

    People will only see the importance of language when all their sh!t breaks down and everybody's too dumb too fix anything. Relax Into a Coma... thats the ticket...

    January 25, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Palm_Bay_Fla

      "That's".........as in That is

      January 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  3. s kel

    Lol hey TORI, its both funny and sad.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. TORI©

    @bobcat, I agree,I was introduced to Lambrusco at a frat party and liked it.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Spacing , fake TORI©

    ....it's what's for dinner.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. ton

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

    January 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  7. TORI©

    Hey @skel, I was becoming so irate but you guys calmed me down.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Spacing , fake TORI©

    So not TORI©. Be gone, troll.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
  9. TORI©

    Go away troll!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ TORI©
    The worst wine I ever drank was Bali Hai. When I was in the army some friends and I bought a gallon jug of it and just passed around the jug. Next morning it felt like I had a golf ball stuck in my throat and a head that wouldn't fit through any door. Never again.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:37 pm | Report abuse |
  11. TORI©

    That sounds like real gut rot. Were you stationed overseas? I have a troll and a somewhat clever one.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  12. joe

    The irony is the the construction workers who never did well in shcool will be making more than those high school graduates.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. joe

    The irony is that the construction workers who never did well in shcool will be making more than those high school graduates.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:43 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Sarah

    Looks like Joe the plumber is making signs these days.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. allah

    jesus was a f a g g 0 t!
    he s u c ked c 0 x like nobody else could!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:46 pm | Report abuse |
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