View Full Version : Funny - Funny Sign In Guthrie



oklahoma2000
08-28-2008, 01:08 PM
I still remember the funny DOT sign out west of town on State Hwy 33 that said "Buckle up the life you save might be your own self".

Now, I have a Guthrie sign to beat that.

It is a Re-Elect County Commissioner campaign sign that spells Commissioner "Comissioner". Can someone in Guthrie area take and post the picture so everyone else can see?

Imagine that, an elected official who can't spell the title of his office.

oneforone
08-28-2008, 04:05 PM
I still remember the funny DOT sign out west of town on State Hwy 33 that said "Buckle up the life you save might be your own self".

Now, I have a Guthrie sign to beat that.

It is a Re-Elect County Commissioner campaign sign that spells Commissioner "Comissioner". Can someone in Guthrie area take and post the picture so everyone else can see?

Imagine that, an elected official who can't spell the title of his office.

Is the sign hand made? If not it is the fault of the sign shop he used. The shop may need a little lesson in proofreading.

jsibelius
08-28-2008, 04:55 PM
Is the sign hand made? If not it is the fault of the sign shop he used. The shop may need a little lesson in proofreading.

Not entirely - the sign shop should be sending proofs over to whoever commissioned the sign for proofreading - making both at fault for the poor spelling.

oklahoma2000
08-28-2008, 11:13 PM
No, it was a standard yard sign. It looked like it was ordered by the candidate and slammed at the corner. I might have to drive out to the east side of Guthrie to get the picture myself. So funny.

Marko
08-29-2008, 06:55 AM
Where is it? I will get a picture!

oklahoma2000
08-29-2008, 09:25 AM
I think there were several of them around town on the east side. They are white signs with red words. The word "Comissioner" is on the bottom of the sign. I don't remember the specific locations but I would imagine people are removing them from their yards after they realize how embarrassing it is.

jsibelius
08-29-2008, 09:55 AM
Meh...take a look around. No one knows how to spell anymore. I doubt there's much embarrassment left about it.

oklahoma2000
08-29-2008, 10:15 AM
Check South Division just south of the firing range or SH 33 on the west side of the Cottonwood Creek bridge. Most people do know how the spell the title of the office they hold (I hope).

jsibelius
08-29-2008, 03:29 PM
Just take a look around on these boards here at OKCTalk. Or at various signage in general. Spelling is not a high priority.

Here are a few fun examples:

Candidate's Name Misspelled on Own Campaign Signs Around San Diego (http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:rQBZDIHngvIJ:www.fox6.com/news/local/story.aspx%3Fcontent_id%3Dc2360a50-29ce-4bbb-a963-bc78966ec839%26rss%3D800+misspelled+campaign+signs&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us&client=firefox-a)

Misspelled Traffic Signs At Cary School Get Failing Grades :: WRAL.com (http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/101729/)

newsobserver.com | Campaign scrambles to explain errant 'e' (http://www.newsobserver.com/news/story/883005.html)

But I guess bad spelling is not an entirely new trend:
Misspelled Signs Fading Ad Blog by Frank H. Jump (http://fadingad.wordpress.com/category/misspelled-signs/)

and this one (I wanted to join this group, but on second thought...)
Vigilante Grand Canyon park sign 'editors' get probation | Dallas Morning News | News for Dallas, Texas | Texas Regional News (http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/texassouthwest/stories/DN-vandals_23tex.ART.State.Edition1.4e0df78.html)

Marko
10-22-2008, 06:31 PM
Go to the new Guthrie Talk site and vote for your canidate!

Guthrie Talk - Home (http://guthrietalk.proboards.com/index.cgi)

Marko
10-22-2008, 06:33 PM
Check South Division just south of the firing range or SH 33 on the west side of the Cottonwood Creek bridge. Most people do know how the spell the title of the office they hold (I hope).

I agree!

Pearson in '08!

Leach is CLUELESS! Four years of absolute crap!

goodyok59
04-15-2009, 07:25 AM
If you want to check out a sign (or 2) that is badly misspelled, look at the ones @ Broadway and Seward. The little cemetery on the west side of the intersection has spelled cemetery as "cemetary". It's posted twice in nicely painted metal signs hanging on the chain-link fence. What Einstein missed this one?! :)

Marko
04-16-2009, 07:38 AM
At the risk of being banned for political "incorrectness", the cemetary on the west side is the colored cemetary. The one across the street is the white cemetary.