Council worker spells school wrong outside school

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Council worker spells school wrong outside school

A council worker made a pretty obvious spelling mistake (Picture: Mercury Press)

Someone needs to be sent back to school after this spelling faux pas – or at least get 100 lines.

A council worker has become the laughing stock of schoolchildren after writing ‘sohool’ on a drop off zone.

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But it’s OK, the worker later returned to hide their error by painting over part of the ‘O’ so it now looks like a ‘C’.

Cheryl Rhodes, 32, was walking her four-year-old son, Mason, to school when she spotted the spelling error outside New Elgin Primary School in Elgin, Scotland.

PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: THE ROAD MARKING AFTER IT HAD BEEN CORRECTED OUTSIDE NEW ELGIN PRIMARY SCHOOL, IN SCOTLAND) A dozy council worker became the laughing stock of schoolchildren when they wrote SOHOOL on a road marking ñ then returned to hide their error by painting over part of the ëOí so it looked like a ëCí. Cheryl Rhodes, 32, was walking four-year-old Mason to school when she spotted the spelling error on the ëschool drop off zoneí marking outside New Elgin Primary School in Elgin, Scotland. The mum-of-two couldnít suppress her laughter at the ëironyí of a typo on the word outside a school and snapped a picture to share with her friends ñ which promptly became the laugh of the playground. However when she returned to pick up Mason later that day, she was stunned to see the embarrassed council worker had been back to try to cover their tracks. SEE MERCURY COPY

It was quickly corrected, but news had already spread of the mistake (Picture: Mercury Press)

She said: ‘Whoever did it must have been away in their own wee world.

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‘You could say it is indicative of the Scottish school system – it says a lot. But I’m just joking really – these things happen. Everyone can have a bad day at work.’

Cheryl said parents waiting to pick up their children from school were in hysterics.

But it didn’t take long before someone made a quick-fix to correct it.

PIC FROM MERCURY PRESS (PICTURED: THE ROAD MARKING AFTER IT HAD BEEN CORRECTED OUTSIDE NEW ELGIN PRIMARY SCHOOL, IN SCOTLAND) A dozy council worker became the laughing stock of schoolchildren when they wrote SOHOOL on a road marking ñ then returned to hide their error by painting over part of the ëOí so it looked like a ëCí. Cheryl Rhodes, 32, was walking four-year-old Mason to school when she spotted the spelling error on the ëschool drop off zoneí marking outside New Elgin Primary School in Elgin, Scotland. The mum-of-two couldnít suppress her laughter at the ëironyí of a typo on the word outside a school and snapped a picture to share with her friends ñ which promptly became the laugh of the playground. However when she returned to pick up Mason later that day, she was stunned to see the embarrassed council worker had been back to try to cover their tracks. SEE MERCURY COPY

The council said the worker was focusing more on keeping the line straight (Picture: Mercury News)

‘They must have sneaked back there that afternoon to correct it. I don’t know who reported it. I certainly wasn’t going to,’ she added.

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A spokesperson for Moray Council said: ‘These things happen. The road marker spotted his error by the time he finished the long line of lettering and scraped off the spare paint on the ‘o’, which was still wet.

‘When you’re so close to this sort of job and concentrating on keeping the lines perfectly neat, it’s easy to lose sight of what the words should be saying.’