-By Warner Todd Huston
Illinois is in such bad shape it can’t even produce no littering signs that are properly spelled, it appears.
Friend to the blog John Ruberry of the wonderful MarathonPundit blog was on a trip through the state when he spotted a no littering sign that read: “Please Don,t Liter.”
Apparently the workers in the sign department in the State of Illinois don’t know the difference between a coma and an apostrophe, nor, apparently, what a contraction is. And spelling? What is with this ‘liter’ business? Are Illinois sign makers saying we should not use the metric system here?
This says an awful lot about Illinois schools, doesn’t it?
Ruberry identifies where he saw the signs in his post and also said he saw more than one of them. He also amusingly noted that we have too much public corruption in Illinois for a few no littering signs to help clean up.
But seriously…. who the hell approved the use of these signs and how much money was wasted on these grammatically problematic warnings?
Want to see some more major failures in Illinois. Check these debacles…
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