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Staffordshire University centre launched with spelling error

28th June 2012 | Health and Safety Signs

Posted by Jason Nicholls

Staffordshire University recently spent £30 million on its latest centre, before opening it with a glaring typo on the front of the building.

StaffsLive has reported that an illuminated logo on the front of the new Science and Technology Centre reads "Staffordshir", resulting in many giggles from passers-by.

To explain the blunder, bosses have said that a laser unit was knocked, causing the "E" to be left off the signage.

However, the mistake has amused a number of people at the institution, with psychology student Jallaina Smith telling the news provider that she initially thought it was a joke.

"At first I thought it was just a play on the accent because people from Staffordshire pronounce it like that, but at the same time I just wanted to put the ‘E’ back on the end," she noted.

A bizarre signage error also made the news in Islington recently, with the Islington Gazette reporting that a blank warning sign had to be removed by the local council.


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