Radio Station Billboard
Posted by Dave Golterman (+244) 11 years ago
Driving back to Plentywood from Billings yesterday, I exited I-94 at Miles City at the Fort Keough off-ramp. As I drove by the Eastern Montana Fairgrounds I noticed a large, colorful billboard for the Christian radio network headquartered in Havre that has a local transmitter.

Big deal you say. Well what made me go back to double check was a glaring misspelling. The word "Christian" was spelled "Christain" on the billboard. I'm curious how long the sign has been there and has anyone else noticed the misspelling?

Dave
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr (+14506) 11 years ago
Must be a "creep".
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Posted by Josh Rath (+2307) 11 years ago
I've seen that sign many times. Never noticed that! Someone forgot spellcheck.
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Posted by Leif Hope (+96) 11 years ago
Aoccdrnig to a rscheearch at Cmabrigde Uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a total mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe. Amzanig huh?

That was hanging on a wall at a Tutoring place I used to take my son. They were kind enough to make me a copy. Still no excuse for not using correct spellings, but it explains why we might have missed misspellings.
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Posted by Amorette Allison (+10992) 11 years ago
That misspelling theory only works to a point. I am a very fast reader and when I see that misspelled stuff, it slows me down quite a bit. If you are a very slow reader, it probably makes no difference but for me, it is irritating in the extreme.
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Posted by Leif Hope (+96) 11 years ago
I am a very fast reader, have to be in my line of work. It only slows you down if you read every word. I basically read for comprehension. But hey, different strokes...
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 11 years ago
That phenomonon only works if the person has a good grounding in correct spelling in the first place. That's the only way the brain could attach meaning to the letters in the first place.

[This message has been edited by Wendy Wilson (11/7/2009)]
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Posted by Sharon Clarke (+76) 11 years ago
I noticed once that local MC bank had a mis-spelled word on their electronic sign out front. They spelled Home Equity as "Home Equiy". I kept thinking I should go in and tell someone, but then let it slip my mind. It was like that for at least a month
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
Did you mean misspelled???

(Sorry couldn't resist)
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson (+15993) 11 years ago
The unfortunate reality is that most people associated with Christian broadcasting are knuckledraggers, so a glaring error like that is not the least bit surprising.
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Posted by Lorin Dixson (+598) 11 years ago
sic-em
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Posted by Bob Netherton II (+1906) 11 years ago
It's an oligarhy I tells ya!
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
or so Glenn Beck says at least!!
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Posted by Richard G Flor (+213) 11 years ago
Knuckledraggers? Spelled perfectly!
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Posted by Wendy Wilson (+6166) 11 years ago
What the hell are knuckled raggers?
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
Knuckle draggers
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Posted by Hal Neumann (+9597) 11 years ago
I think knuckled raggers is far better . . . good one Wendy.
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Posted by howdy (+4945) 11 years ago
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