Spelling blunder by road sign staff

April 2, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

Bungling council workmen were left red-faced after mixing up their letters on these keep clear road markings by spelling it KEER CLEAP.

Sheepish officials from Hertfordshire Highways were forced to switch the ‘P’ and ‘R’ around after eagle-eyed residents on Garden Walk, Royston, spotted the blunder.

Plumber Paul Brett, 39, was the first to notice the mistake – despite the fact he is dyslexic and struggles with spelling

He said: ”It’s quite amusing because I suffer from dyslexia and spotted it before my wife Denise did.”

Mum-of-two Denise, 37, an administrator, said the error had kept the whole family entertained.

She said: ”They must have been quite embarrassed by the whole thing.

”My husband, who is not the greatest speller, noticed the mistake yesterday and we are still chuckling about it.

”Perhaps Hertfordshire Highways should employ some road workers that can actually spell.”

A spokesman for Hertfordshire Highways said the mistake was rectified 24 hours after it came to their attention and apologised for the ”unfortunate error”.

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