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" РSince 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 РA 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" РA "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. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "–Įight Wing –ėutcase"

    So do you know how to reward such behavior? Give 'em another $850 million stimulus package, one you'll never get one thin dime.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. The Flamingo Kid

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! This is soooo funny! It really shows how stupid the average American is!!!!!!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ TORI©
    Yeah, I was stationed in Germany for a while, then did a tour in viet nam, visited Bangkok, then stationed in Korea. Rest of the time stateside. Mostly in the south.

    January 25, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "–Įight Wing –ėutcase"

    1 best thing about our pubic schools? Look Mom...no lice!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  5. s kel

    allah you need not to have a HEAD!

    January 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    I have a dull bowie knife! ūüôā

    January 25, 2012 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. allah

    i was thinking of getting boned tonight
    but my boyfriend wont do me!
    so, i went out and picked up a young stud
    took him home and he gave it to me long long long and hard!
    i am so sore i hurt when i walk today!
    i reciprocated of course!
    i jerked off a load onto his goatee
    then placed my balls on his nose while gave me a rimmer

    January 25, 2012 at 9:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. TORI©

    @bobcat, thankfully you got back from there especially Viet Nam safely. I had an uncle that didn't make it back.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Great Loss

    SHCOOL!!!! SKOOL!!!!


    January 25, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      WRONG! As usual, you bloody redneck. You were quite content to (bang) yer way thru elementary 'skool', then blame it on someone else 'cause you 'kaint' doo it??!! YOU NEVER COULD, LOSER!! HOW KINDERGARDEN!! Mouth off some more and I'll get yer welfare check AND yer food stamps pulled. THEN you can whine how KRUEL the system is. But, you'll probably bang out another kid at 18hundred bucks a month...on de welfare.... ON MY BACK! STARVE, fer all I care... trailer trash! [I'll bet you weigh in at 300 pounds... enough to feed a village at slaughter...]

      January 25, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Steve1959

    So how much did you have to pay Fox News for the copywrite?

    January 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Grandpapster

    I've seen enough. CNN, I am returning to FOX. It is evident that one person is writing this nonsense and changes names. Allah, I will see you in hell.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. English Only

    Most non-classified employees in the larger city's public school system can't even SPEAK English...

    January 25, 2012 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    @ TORI©
    Thank you. I'm sorry for your loss from over there. I lost a lot of friends in that country also.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  14. LMAO

    They probably hired those illegal aliens to draw the signs.

    January 25, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
  15. TORI©

    Thank You too! I never met my uncle but love looking at old photos of him.@Bobcat, see you again. Gotta hit the books and study.

    January 25, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
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