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10 September 2010

10 signs of disaster

There are few things that would drive me to violence, but the following 10 signage errors would bring me close to it, says Susan Erasmus.

There are few things that would drive me to violence, but the following 10 signage errors would bring me close to it, says Susan Erasmus.

We have serious problems in this country, what with the strikes, the divide between rich and poor, Malema vs. Zuma, unemployment, racism. I could go on for a while, but I'll spare you. You know the list. After all, you live here. Maybe you need a bit of a diversion.

Right.  Against the background of the catastrophes named above, spelling and language errors seem minor. Until you see them for the fourteenth time. In public places and on signs that cost a fortune. Have sign writers never heard of spell check?

Onboard. No. It's' on board'. It's two words, just like 'in spring'. You wouldn't write that as one word, would you? OK, forget I asked.

 
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