On Wednesday I was looking at the BBC web site and noticed that this story was the most read that day: US school road marking spelled wrongly. Really? I do not understand this at all.

I mean, first, how is this even news? A word is misspelled in North Carolina and it is suddenly world news? Isn't there anything more important happening in the world? Was it that slow a news day?

Second, why is this so popular? It isn't as if the word school spelled "shcool" is hard to find. It isn't even hard to find pictures of it misspelled on the road. Is the BBC going to start reporting on cute pictures of cats next?

Third, why exactly would it be surprising that a road crew would misspell a word? Are road workers known for their great erudition? If so, I missed that. This isn't even a good effort on that front. Check this one out if you want to see dedication to the craft.

I just do not get it. The only possible explanation that I can come up with is that somehow BBC readers believe that this says something about America, but that belief would be even stupider than misspelling school. So it must be something else.

1 comment:

kochumanavalan said...

Occasionally interesting trivia finds its way into the reportage. News would be very boring without that.

Well, at least we know that school is cool!