Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018)
Photo: Ian Hulme (Samsung phone)
Teat owels by any chance?
O..h W..ell 'E'..l L..earn S..oon!
Same sign is on School lane,
Did they ever attend school or read a book?? Saw a sign recently promoting a ' Tamler Mowtown'night.
This is to confuse German paratroopers.
If you were to put a letter B to precede , it would make more sense ! Well done highway department .
They can’t blame that on ‘predictive text’,
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.
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.
Good grief! How much do we spend on education these days? It favvers summat wot Mick met o rote.
Wigan at it’s best - phonetically speaking!
Classic. Must be the same person who can’t spell further from yesterday’s post.
Anyway who gives a “Hoot”?
I think this is great! And before anybody gets too pompous look at some of the spelling in Shakespeare’s great works.
They can use the same sign when they dig up around 'The Orwell'.
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.
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.
Wigginers allus ad a grate sens u yumer!!
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.
Irene Lad what wrote might be a bit dislecksick and walk with a stick
We all make mistakes, like some on here!
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!
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!
Its usually referred to as Thowls !
What next .....'Watch out fot t'howls int road'?
Good free publicity stunt, made people take notice lol
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.