Based on various signs and printed matter I've seen around the area since I moved here, I'd like to remind everyone of a few things:
1) There's no A in cemetery. (Seen twice so far spelled cemetary on the signs out front of the cemeteries in question)
2) There's only one R and two Fs in sheriff. (Courtesy of the newspaper who has a weekly column called 'Sherrif's Sale'.)
3) "I before E except after C or when it sounds like an A as in neighbor and weigh." So the local organization did not recieve a grant. (Also courtesy of the paper - but in an article this time.)
4) There's only one I in private. (Seen on a sign across someone's driveway: PRIVITE. KEEP OUT.)
5) Resource only has one S. (The paper again where an article had it spelled resourse.)
Sure, I'm not the most grammatically awesome person who ever lived - especially here on the internet where my internal editor keeps her mouth shut. But I figure public signs and newspapers should hold themselves to a higher standard. This stuff out here is conversational - that stuff isn't.
What's the funniest misspelling you've ever seen in public? Do poorly spelled words in newspapers give you a case of either the giggles or the WTFs?
*If you're in another country, some of the above may not hold true. I'm going off U.S. spelling.