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Convention center contractor to correct misspelled signs

Posted September 22, 2008

— Some signs near elevators may prompt double-takes from visitors at the newly opened Raleigh Convention Center.

In the standard caution against using elevators during a fire, the word "emergency" is spelled without the "g."

The convention center, which opened Sept. 5, was the culmination of nine years of planning and construction at a cost of more than $200 million.

A city spokeswoman said Monday that the company that made the signs had agreed to replace the faulty signs with new ones soon.

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  • manofjustice Sep 22, 8:08 p.m.

    me don't unerstan wut de probla iz.

  • Commentor5 Sep 22, 7:35 p.m.

    Oh no, there is another mis-spelling in this story that WRAL has updated....see if you can spot it!

  • drjones74 Sep 22, 5:44 p.m.

    WRAL, you need to worry about fixing the errors in your stories before you start pointing fingers. I find faults at least weekly.

  • Road-wearier Sep 22, 4:19 p.m.

    Bad spelling? Oh noes!!!11!

  • patriotsrevenge Sep 22, 4:12 p.m.

    Thas jest rong!!!!!!

  • boatingforfun88 Sep 22, 4:07 p.m.

    THIS IS NEWS?????????? COME ON WRAL!!!

  • sweetnsour13 Sep 22, 4:03 p.m.

    This (misspellings) is pretty much the norm. It aggravates me to see words spelled incorrectly. But, we live in the age of "text talk" where everything is misspelled to 'save time'.

    Grammar is another subject especially when people type "loose" for "lose" and "noone" for "no one".

  • anneonymousone Sep 22, 3:44 p.m.

    Dr DatacIerk, the "without" being spelled as two words grabbed my attention, as did the "newly-opened." An adverb ending with "-ly" does not require a hyphen to form an adverbial phrase.

    In decades past, an error could not be corrected in thirty seconds by someone at a computer; type was set by hand, and once it was published, the error was there, and that was, as they say, that. Newer technologies are fine, but we still need to be able to recognize the correct word when the spelling checker gives us options.

    Some people who fussed the loudest here about WRAL's proofreading made pretty horrid mistakes themselves; one in particular wouldn't know what to do with a possessive apostrophe if one fell out of the sky stapled to a $20 bill.

  • swinter Sep 22, 3:43 p.m.

    Home schooled? or maybe Hom skoold

  • Adelinthe Sep 22, 3:39 p.m.

    Supposing the contractor looked at the misspelled signs and said,

    "Oh Gee!"

    God bless.

    Rev. RB

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