DRIVE-BY EDITING: spelling 2

This sign has a lot going for it, including eye-catching colour and easy-to-read typeface. It also features not one, but two spellings of “appliances”: the Canadian Oxford-approved spelling, in the second line, and an exotic European spelling—“applicances”—in the final line. Photo by Cheryl Hannah.


  1. That’s what happens when you have a love affair with words. A mere street sign can come under close scrutiny. I have a habit of perusing license plates and trying to make words out of the numbers and letters.

    • It sounds as if you’ve been stricken with a serious case of “editoritis,” emmblu. We only hope it’s not terminal. (You’re not actually driving when you’re perusing said licence plates, are you?!)

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