Staff with the city of Edmonton should take this “opertunity” to invest in a copy editor.
The city recently approved a sign that was loaded with some pretty embarrassing errors. Rather than identifying them right off the bat though, let’s see how many you can spot:
Alright, think you got them all? Let’s see.
The sign is advertising the “opertunity” to buy land from Edmonton’s website. Besides the obvious spelling error, there are some other, rather unfortunate mistakes. Anyone wanting to actually take advantage of the deals would have a hard time figuring out how to access them, as the website listed on the sign is wrong. It’s actually supposed to read Edmonton.ca.
But good thing they also included a phone number, right? Wrong. It’s missing an area code, rendering it useless.
Naturally, residents were quick to point out both problems.
— Teej (@teej_85) September 25, 2015
Mayor Don Iveson quickly got involved, calling on the city to “please address” the issue.
— Don Iveson (@doniveson) September 25, 2015
The city responded to say they were already working on it, adding later in a separate release that they take the problem “very seriously.” But it didn’t end there…
Turns out the folks in Edmonton thought the whole situation was pretty silly, and they reacted accordingly:
— SONiC 102.9 (@sonic1029) September 26, 2015
Some people thought it was a great chance for the city to finally introduce “Edmonton spelling” for all its residents:
@yegmagpie I hearby nominate the spelling “Pankek” as the official spelling of pancake in Edmonton!!
— Stephen Kozma (@tastingpeace) July 16, 2015
And what a glorious language it would be…
— Jeff Meier (@jeffmeier87) September 25, 2015
Others just couldn’t resist such a hilarious opertunity:
— Courtney Theriault (@cspotweet) September 25, 2015
What if the sign is the reason the lots aren’t being sold?!
But here’s the real reason we think that mistake went unnoticed:
— Aric Johnson (@aricj) September 25, 2015
For anyone who’s wondering, the sign has since been fixed.