In this post, we visit ‘Hershey Park’ and other typos

Our ultimate destination is spelling and grammar errors.
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The amusement park in Dauphin County originally was “Hershey Park,” but it has been “Hersheypark” since 1970. Still, old habits die hard, as evidenced by this street sign on Hersheypark Drive.

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Hersheypark Stadium was the setting for the Four Diamonds Fund’s recent Conquer Run 5K, as noted in this Facebook post. Here’s a gem of a resource, the AP Stylebook, which explains the difference between “aid,” which is assistance, and “aide,” a person who serves as an assistant. When you need help, you want first aid.

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Selling, leasing, misspelling. By transposing two letters and leaving out another, this owner turned “financing” into something more closely approximating a wedding engagement.

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New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski missed nine games last season because of injuries. On the Patriots website, his surname was missing a K. It’s enough to make Gronk cry.

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Omaha is the largest city in Nebraska. It got a little smaller in this graphic during a minor league baseball game.

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The devil is in the details in this graphic from a video about the old World Hockey Association’s St. Paul Saints. “Your” is a possessive pronoun, indicating that something belongs to you. “You’re” is a contraction of “you are,” as in, you are a saint.

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Don’t close your eyes to problems, MSNBC. Demonstrate good “judgment” when it comes to spelling.

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We started our typo road trip on Hersheypark Drive, we end it at Jack Williams Tire. This sign suggests that one lucky customer saved more than $7,000 thanks to his tire protection plan. More likely, someone mistakenly attempted to use the apostrophe to form a plural, when it actually indicates possession. The $7,000 is a cumulative amount, from all of the customers who participate in the plan.

All of these examples are reasons why Goulet Communications provides typo roadside assistance.

 

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