It’s a bad sign
Drivers on U.S. Highway Business 51 in Rothschild, Wis., may have been a little confused by a street sign posted there in late July. Every word on the sign was misspelled, with one exception: Exit. The misspelled words on the sign included, “Buisness,” ”Rothschield,” and “Schofeild,” according to local television news station WSAW-TV. Madison, Wis.-based Decker Supply Co. was contracted to make the sign, Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WDOT) Director of the Bureau of Highway Operations David Vieth told WSAW, and the company was required to pay to have the sign fixed. “We may have one or two spelling mistakes in a year,” Vieth said. “Three would be pretty unusual.” He says the spelling is correct in WDOT’s file for the sign, so the mistake was likely made by Decker.
Some local officials appreciated the humor in the situation. “It’s funny, because the Department of Transportation actually administers a program for these preliminary breath tests we use for alcohol, and maybe they could give one to the company and have them check out some of their employees when they come in in the morning,” Everest, Wis., Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks said.