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