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June 2nd, 2007

Amused by this spelling gaffe at the Scripps spelling bee, I thought I’d dig up my own photograph of an orthographic blunder.

Years ago, I helped to run Cat 5 at a small parochial school in Brazil, Indiana. Inside one of the classrooms, the teacher had written the homework assignments on a chalkboard. When I saw it, I did a double-take and snapped a photo:

Can you spell

Ignore the relative placement of “science” and “religion” and focus on the spelling of “grammar.” I was stunned that such a blatant error would be so prominent in a classroom.

(This post is part of the 100/100/100 challenge)

  1. brazilian
    June 3rd, 2007 at 06:47 | #1

    And one day the teacher will walk into the room and and realize her mistake. I could stop by and check to see if she has done that yet.

  2. keacher
    June 3rd, 2007 at 08:37 | #2

    We decided to take pity on the teacher and left a note on her desk. When we returned several months later, the error had been fixed.

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