The person responsible for this sign, which appeared on the BBC News Page today, probably passed their English GCSE at Grade C or above. They may even have a Key Skills qualification in IT (which really should have pointed out the existence of a spell-checker). Or maybe the council had to find someone to do the sign on the cheap because they couldn’t pay those who are qualified enough to prevent them from going on strike.
A spokeswoman apparently said “People will either think we are stupid and we can't spell or they will have a good laugh.”
Actually, love, it’s not a case of “either/or,” and there is no ambiguity. I know you can’t spell, and I am having a good laugh.
Well, I’m having a laugh. I’m not sure whether it’s good or not, but it’s either that or crying. If I had tweeted about this I think the hashtag I would have used would be #proudtobeBritish.