They say a picture is worth 1000 words. If that’s the case, than here are at least 990 screaming-out for submission to the Ship-of-Fools Signs and Blunders page:
Back in August of ’02, I posted an article entitled “‘Pelase’ Proof Read” which included a sign for a methodist church that read “Don’t let worries kill you, let the Church help.” Similarly, I’m sure what happened to the sign at Olney Elementary is what happens to alot of church and charity web sites. Because of limited layout space, we take short cuts, we abbreviate or offer iconic replacements that have the potential of saying something that might be interpreted in an entirely different way by someone not associated with your organization and its vernacular.
This is why it is important to always find a neutral third-party who is not a member of your church or charity who will walk through proof read your site — if nothing else for clarity of message. Today’s message being the celebration of the birtday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. — not every kids fantasy of no school on mondays.