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when i stopped by my favorite coney island restaurant to pick up a giant greek salad

(in detroit, coney dogs and greek food under one roof are a restaurant tradition)

something on their monday special sign stuck out

while the words ‘coney island’ were displayed on 3 signs all around it

and coney island is a part of the restaurant’s name

the special somehow became ‘cony‘ dog monday.

i know how hard it is to be your own editor

and i am easily amused

but it just struck me as really funny

that no one noticed

Β it’s the most popular item they sell.

“my spelling is wobbly. it’s good spelling but it wobbles, and the letters get in the wrong places.”

-A. A. Milne

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  1. Like I have always said, everyone can benefit from a good editor. Funny post, Beth. I have some friends who own a NYC style deli restaurant and I am looking forward to sharing this story with them, as I know they have fretted over the same kind of errors.

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  2. Not being able to spell a word correctly drives me nuts(er)! I cut everyone else some slack, but not myself. And I do catch myself judging what I’m reading if there’s a misspelling in it. It’s one of my old man cranky spots.

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  3. Well, that kind of makes it stand out at bit. LOL I’m sure they know about it, don’t you think? It will be come part of their history. And I know about wobbly spelling, believe me. Even I can’t believe how the words turn out after I write them. πŸ™‚

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  4. A coworker misspelled “Groups” to “Gropus” and my mind created a whole alien race of creatures out of it. My favorites, actually. They’re similar to Wooly Mammoths with symbiotic lemur friends. I’m not sure when I’ll ever get around to writing that story.

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  5. I once sent a note home to my students’ parents. When one of them returned the note, she pointed out my error in the return letter. After that, I triple-checked everything I sent home. As a teacher, we’re held to a higher standard even though anyone can make a mistake.

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  6. I’m reading this on Monday and wondering if maybe it was a Monday when this sign went up. I can see the person putting up letters ever so carefully and then standing back. Perhaps they did notice at that point, but not having a E handy maybe they thought, β€œwill anyone notice? It still reads correctly, after all.” Maybe they even convinced the deli owners it was a way to make their dog even more unique. Sometimes we just have to embrace the wobble, don’t we? πŸ˜‰

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