Blundering road painters are mocked after making embarrassing spelling mistakes TWICE in five days – Daily Mail


Sack the proofreader! Blundering Isle of Man road painters are mocked after making embarrassing spelling mistakes TWICE in five days

  • Isle of Man road painters made two amusing gaffes within a week of each other
  • One ordered one-way traffic to ‘turn leet’ instead of left and ‘keep claer’
  • Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure acknowledged mistakes online – and shared a sassy reply on its Facebook page which went down well with residents

Blundering road painters were mocked on social media after making two embarrassing spelling mistakes in five days.

The Isle of Man Department of Infrastructure workers made the clangers while adding markings to roads in Peel and St John’s. 

On June 15, a photo was shared of white lettering on the road ordering traffic near Ballacraine to ‘keep claer’.

Less than a week later, on June 20, another spelling error was spotted, this time guiding cars to ‘turn leet’ instead of left.

Blundering road painters were mocked on social media after making two embarrassing spelling mistakes in five days. Pictured: a sign reads 'keep claer' instead of 'keep clear'

Blundering road painters were mocked on social media after making two embarrassing spelling mistakes in five days. Pictured: a sign reads ‘keep claer’ instead of ‘keep clear’

The island's Department of Infrastructure was praised by many Facebook users for owning the mistakes - and making light of them

The island’s Department of Infrastructure was praised by many Facebook users for owning the mistakes – and making light of them

The island’s Department of Infrastructure acknowledged the mistakes on its Facebook group and attempted to make light of them, to the amusement of many local residents.

In response to the first typo, it wrote: ‘The Department is aware that a spelling mistake has been made on new road markings in St John’s.

‘We’d like to make it absolutely CLEAR that the issue will, of course, be rectified.’

It then followed up with a lighthearted post in response to the second mistake, writing: ‘Better Leet than never! Sorry everybody. We’ll get it sorted. In the meantime, please Turn Left.’

Less than a week after the first spelling error, on June 20, another was spotted in Peel - this time guiding cars to 'turn leet' instead of left

Less than a week after the first spelling error, on June 20, another was spotted in Peel – this time guiding cars to ‘turn leet’ instead of left 

The Isle of Man DOI followed up with a light-hearted post in response to the second mistake, writing: 'Better Leet than never! Sorry everybody. We'll get it sorted. In the meantime, please Turn Left'

The Isle of Man DOI followed up with a light-hearted post in response to the second mistake, writing: ‘Better Leet than never! Sorry everybody. We’ll get it sorted. In the meantime, please Turn Left’

The posts each evoked hundreds of reactions and dozens of comments, with the majority of people seeing the funny side – and questioning whether it was the handiwork of the same road painter.

Carl Senogles joked: ‘Give the lad a chance, for all we know he might have two leet felt!’

Matthew Beattie added: ‘Oh dear. Better DeLEET that.’ 

The posts each evoked hundreds of reactions and dozens of comments, with the majority of people seeing the funny side - and questioning whether it was the work of the same road worker

The posts each evoked hundreds of reactions and dozens of comments, with the majority of people seeing the funny side – and questioning whether it was the work of the same road worker

And Louise Hitchen wrote: ‘Oh you guys are hilarious. DOI you’re doing it on purpose aren’t you?’ 

Others pointed out that it might be an idea to leave the markings as they are because they attract more attention.

Pam Evans wrote: ‘I suggest you leave it. People will notice it more.’

Simon Heath added: ‘Leave it for the comedy factor. Made most people smile.’ 

Others pointed out that it might be an idea to leave the markings as they are because they attract more attention

Others pointed out that it might be an idea to leave the markings as they are because they attract more attention

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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