When it comes to road signs, accuracy is pretty much the only thing that matters, so you would think that spellcheck and proof-reading would be a top priority, right? Well, take a gander at this typo on a sign for the Newfoundland Ferry:
— FixDotComHFX (@FixHFX) March 30, 2016
Technically there are two problems, the first being that Newfoundland should actually be shortened to NL, but more glaringly they misspelled the NFLD acronym as NLFD. Oops!
Now, this whole mess could probably have been avoided by simply spelling out the entire word, but then we wouldn’t have this hilarious video and collection of tweets to brighten our day.
Is the Newlandfound (NLFD) ferry running?
— bish (@B_E_Bishop) March 30, 2016
NLFD? That’s the Newfoundland Ferry Dock. Makes sense to us after a couple of beers. https://t.co/xDwTJcMvMc
— Rare Bird Craft Beer (@RareBirdBeer) March 30, 2016
We feel a little bad for the party responsible for the error because, honestly, it’s an easy mistake. It even took us a minute to notice the switcheroo, and we weren’t the only ones.
I’m ashamed to say that it took me 15 minutes to notice the typo on the new Newfoundland Ferry sign 🙊
— märk taylor (@marktaylorv) March 28, 2016
Apparently the sign already received a fresh coat of white-out. It was nice while it lasted, NLFD!