Can You Spell Your State Name?

Mar 30, 2015 by

Apparently, Louisiana is a problematic word to spell.  From our own state-named public university to state-based newspapers, no one can spell it.

Let’s start with a major mistake from a local paper that’s owned by the major media conglomerate, Gannett.

I present to you Exhibit A.

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The Times of Acadiana is owned by the Gannett Company who can’t afford decent editors.  If you really want to have fun with this, read the comments of the Huffington Post Senior Writer who felt sorry for whoever did this and made the most ridiculous remarks in his/her defense.

It seems, however, that not only do we make these mistakes in gigantic fonts, we make them on smaller, but still egregious, scales.

Exhibit B:  Louisiana State University

I discovered that, when LSU first set up their FB presence, someone accidentally misspelled the state when they were naming this page.  Later, the page was merged with another page but, that one simple mistake, now shows up multiple places.

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Exhibit C: Multiple “Sell-My-Craft” type online stores.

Online marketplaces don’t really care if you can spell or not so it’s up the individual who makes the item to ensure quality.   This leaves a lot of room for carelessness.

This gem is a great “Tea Party” blunder found on Zazzle.

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Here are few others from similar sites. Click on the image to see the source sites.

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So now you get the point.  No one can spell our state, not even the natives.

This is why we can’t have nice things.

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