Notice Anything Wrong With This Street Sign?

Spellcheck, anyone?

New street signs were recently installed along Springfield Avenue in Cranford at three intersections. The problem is, the word "Springfield" was misspelled in each sign, and instead reads "Sprinfield."

Springfield Avenue is a county road. County Public Works officials could not be reached for comment when this story was posted, but we will continue to follow-up as more information becomes available.

Monk June 15, 2012 at 11:48 AM
The UC scrap metal recycling webpage doesn't mention mispelled street signs in particular, but I suppose these could still be brought to the Westfield Conservation Center tomorrow. Coincidentally, tomorrow - being the third Saturday of the month - is UC scrap metal recycling day at the Westfield Conservation Center, among other locations. Tomorrow is also a UC Household Special Waste Collection collection day in the back lot of UCC from 9 AM to 2 PM.
Aaron Dolan June 15, 2012 at 12:34 PM
The one at Springfield and Kenilworth Blvd. is and it is spelt wrong, too.
John Q June 16, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Does anyone else find it funny that Aaron Dolan used the word "Spelt"? Spelt is a type of wheat. "Spelled" is what you meant. C'mon!
Steve June 16, 2012 at 03:23 PM
And speaking of misspellings around Cranford, one will likely remain with a town resident through eternity. William Edgar Oakey, a Civil War veteran who resided in the venerable Norris-Oakey house at 1119 Orange Avenue, was buried in nearby Fairview Cemetery. However, his gravestone reads "William E. Oakley." A photo is posted above.
Mary Mann June 18, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Oh my goodness, Steve! This deserves its own story!


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