Jul 28th, 2009
This week in typos…
Yesterday’s post of a grossly misspelled highway sign was the only planned post about typos this week, but a story out of Italy caught our attention.
Reuters was kind enough to report the harrowing tale of two Swedish tourists that ended up 400 miles from the Isle of Capri in the northern town of Carpi, Italy. The mistake was due to a typo in their GPS monitor – a mistake that wasn’t discovered until they asked a local directions to the Blue Grotto. Given that Capri is an island off the Southern Coast of Italy rather than an inland Northern town, the reaction of local town officials can best be described as surprised.
Whether the Wisconsin Department of Transportation was involved in any road signs that led to this blunder is unknown.