I realize that many ads are sent to newspapers with “camera ready” art and the paper merely places it on the page. Still, the egregiousness of some errors makes you wonder if anyone who knows English reads the paper before thousands of copies are distributed. In a supplement today, I learned that a man with a Masters in Education was the Principle of a school. I also learned that Don Oscar’s restaurant was Formally Little Mexico. I guess it’s informally Don Oscar’s.
The local signmakers are no better. There’s a billboard that has been up around town for a month or two now, in several places. It says that “Being a First Lady has it’s privileges.” No wonder our kids can’t spell – the adults aren’t even trying!