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Photo-a-Day  (Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018)

hOWELer


hOWELer
With the repair of Rectory Lane, Standish this weekend the railway bridge area was closed to all traffic. Wigan Highways Department decided to let everyone know this and also that the "Owls was open as Usual".

Photo: Ian Hulme  (Samsung phone)
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Comment by: Dostaf on 23rd October 2018 at 00:31

Teat owels by any chance?

Comment by: Dave K on 23rd October 2018 at 02:17

O..h W..ell 'E'..l L..earn S..oon!

Comment by: Mick on 23rd October 2018 at 05:46

Same sign is on School lane,

Comment by: Pw on 23rd October 2018 at 05:48

Good publicity.

Comment by: Jean on 23rd October 2018 at 08:05

Did they ever attend school or read a book?? Saw a sign recently promoting a ' Tamler Mowtown'night.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd October 2018 at 08:11

This is to confuse German paratroopers.

Comment by: stan disher on 23rd October 2018 at 08:17

If you were to put a letter B to precede , it would make more sense ! Well done highway department .

Comment by: Helen B on 23rd October 2018 at 08:23

They can’t blame that on ‘predictive text’,

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd October 2018 at 08:34

How on earth did that mis- spelling get through to the stage it has? What a huge embarrassment for Wigan Highways Department. Obviously correct spelling is not important to the department.... It's shameful for a professional agency to have that sign displayed.

Comment by: Roy on 23rd October 2018 at 09:13

There must be 5 or 6 of these in Standish at the moment, best free advertising the Owls has ever had, every man and his dog is talking about them.

Comment by: Gary on 23rd October 2018 at 09:14

Priceless!

Comment by: DTease on 23rd October 2018 at 09:28

Good grief! How much do we spend on education these days? It favvers summat wot Mick met o rote.

Comment by: Pat on 23rd October 2018 at 09:34

Wigan at it’s best - phonetically speaking!

Comment by: Alan H on 23rd October 2018 at 09:36

Classic. Must be the same person who can’t spell further from yesterday’s post.

Comment by: Patsy on 23rd October 2018 at 11:28

Anyway who gives a “Hoot”?

Comment by: JG on 23rd October 2018 at 12:11

I think this is great! And before anybody gets too pompous look at some of the spelling in Shakespeare’s great works.

Comment by: Poet on 23rd October 2018 at 13:15

They can use the same sign when they dig up around 'The Orwell'.

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd October 2018 at 13:42

It drives me potty! I often see in The Wigan Observer's Obituary Columns: "Mrs. So-and-So of Ince, FORMALLY of Hindley", instead of "FORMERLY"...I can accept that the person placing the obituary may not be aware of the correct spelling, but what happened to the EDITOR?.....IT'S HIS JOB! Still, as is pointed out, great publicity for "The Owels" and a good laugh for us P-A-D followers! xx.

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd October 2018 at 14:11

I think Shakespeare's spelling was correct at the time JG as language is evolving all the time....Same with Chaucer's writing. But to get a simple word like 'Owls' on signage for all to see.... Good grief! Laughing stocks come to mind.

Comment by: Dave K on 23rd October 2018 at 14:14

Wigginers allus ad a grate sens u yumer!!

Comment by: Maureen on 23rd October 2018 at 15:04

There doesn't seem to be any proof readers nowadays does there?.I appreciate spelling doesn't come easy to a lot of people,but if I was one of them I'd make sure I had a dictionary handy.We were walking down Lord Street once and in the window was a sign.'For Sail'..I tapped on the window without thinking and pointed it out..I don't think I was her biggest fan that day.

Comment by: Mick on 23rd October 2018 at 15:07

Irene Lad what wrote might be a bit dislecksick and walk with a stick

Comment by: Alan on 23rd October 2018 at 16:42

We all make mistakes, like some on here!

Comment by: irene roberts on 23rd October 2018 at 20:06

My apologies, Alan. I wasn't pointing the finger at people who are not hot on spelling, but on the people whose job it is to correct errors before they go into print; what are they being paid for if they can't do their job? I feel I can't do right for doing wrong sometimes on here!

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd October 2018 at 21:34

You are right Irene - it's easy enough for individuals to make mistakes - but that signage is for the benefit of conveying information to the general public. In other words it's misleading and at the same time it's 'childish' and unprofessional. ( Some poor sod might still be wandering round looking for The 'Owels'!). Dad's Army or what!

Comment by: Steve on 23rd October 2018 at 21:53

Its usually referred to as Thowls !

Comment by: Veronica on 23rd October 2018 at 22:53

What next .....'Watch out fot t'howls int road'?

Comment by: britboy on 24th October 2018 at 14:21

Good free publicity stunt, made people take notice lol

Comment by: DerekB on 24th October 2018 at 20:55

Those who organised this are, in all probability, the same outfit who apparently find it beyond them to get any series of traffic signals in and around Wigan working in sync, particularly the series running from Poolstock to the Riverway junction with Powell St/Greenough St.

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