Road sign baffles pedestrians with four mistakes

Road sign baffles pedestrians with four mistakes

Road sign baffles pedestrians with four mistakes

First published in News

A badly-spelt road sign bemused drivers and pedestrians by including no fewer than four mistakes.

Anglian Water’s ten-word signs sparked ridicule on Thursday by stating Panfield Lane would be closed from ‘Coldnallhurst’ Avenue to ‘Tabour Collage’, which has been called Tabor Academy since 2013.

Signs on Rayne Road and Coldnailhurst Avenue featured the same spelling errors.

Essex Highways confirmed they “played no part” in the construction of the signs.

A spokesman from Anglian Water said the mistake was down to human error and said they weren’t checked properly at the production stage.

For the full story, see this week's Braintree and Witham Times

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11:40am Sat 9 Aug 14

OMPITA [Intl] says...

Perhaps Anglian water should heed the B&WT's advice (published above –at 10:30) and Visitt essex.gov.uk/Educati
on-Schools/Adult-Lea
rning/Pages/Adult-Le
arning.aspx

Yes - The BWT really have spelt the word 'visit' as 'visitt'.

I didn't think I would take long for this article to return and bite the editor on the ****! Ha Ha!
Perhaps Anglian water should heed the B&WT's advice (published above –at 10:30) and Visitt essex.gov.uk/Educati on-Schools/Adult-Lea rning/Pages/Adult-Le arning.aspx Yes - The BWT really have spelt the word 'visit' as 'visitt'. I didn't think I would take long for this article to return and bite the editor on the ****! Ha Ha! OMPITA [Intl]
  • Score: 4

12:33pm Sat 9 Aug 14

angela.pacey says...

These signs were corrected long before Thursday so puzzled how they can only have been ridiculed since then! The road itself has been closed for over a week now, although not on the day stated and the work didn't start until much later than stated.
Coldnailhurst Avenue STILL has the closure signs up despite the works being postponed!
These signs were corrected long before Thursday so puzzled how they can only have been ridiculed since then! The road itself has been closed for over a week now, although not on the day stated and the work didn't start until much later than stated. Coldnailhurst Avenue STILL has the closure signs up despite the works being postponed! angela.pacey
  • Score: 2

5:42pm Sat 9 Aug 14

pierre-pierre says...

and what the heck has it got anything to do with nosy body pedestrians, they can still walk up there

And I would think most people in Braintree still call it a college, as it is shown on Ordnance Survey Maps

http://www.sabre-roa
ds.org.uk/maps/?view
=Hughes_Corner&gr=51
.982613:0.999816
and what the heck has it got anything to do with nosy body pedestrians, they can still walk up there And I would think most people in Braintree still call it a college, as it is shown on Ordnance Survey Maps http://www.sabre-roa ds.org.uk/maps/?view =Hughes_Corner&gr=51 .982613:0.999816 pierre-pierre
  • Score: 0

12:18am Sun 10 Aug 14

Muk says...

pierre-pierre wrote:
and what the heck has it got anything to do with nosy body pedestrians, they can still walk up there

And I would think most people in Braintree still call it a college, as it is shown on Ordnance Survey Maps

http://www.sabre-roa

ds.org.uk/maps/?view

=Hughes_Corner&g
r=51
.982613:0.999816
Regardless of what OS maps still say (they aren't updated often), the signs still erroneously refer to it as "collage". Pass me the papier-mâché!
And it's most certainly not Tabour with a u.
[quote][p][bold]pierre-pierre[/bold] wrote: and what the heck has it got anything to do with nosy body pedestrians, they can still walk up there And I would think most people in Braintree still call it a college, as it is shown on Ordnance Survey Maps http://www.sabre-roa ds.org.uk/maps/?view =Hughes_Corner&g r=51 .982613:0.999816[/p][/quote]Regardless of what OS maps still say (they aren't updated often), the signs still erroneously refer to it as "collage". Pass me the papier-mâché! And it's most certainly not Tabour with a u. Muk
  • Score: 1

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