Bungling workmen misspell ‘Olny’ on road markings

Bungling workmen made a spelling mistake on road markings – when they wrote the world OLNY by mistake.

The road marking which was painted on Kirk Gate, Newark, Notts., was supposed to say the word ‘Only’.

The work had been carried out ahead of judging for East Midlands in Bloom yesterday (6/7).

Nottinghamshire County Council have expressed their disappointment at the gaff and have asked the sub-contractor to fix it.

Internet users have been reacting to the spelling mistake.

David Cooper wrote on Facebook: “It don’t matter cos, It’s coming hmoe.”

Another Facebook user, Ian Hobby said: “Only in Newrak.”

Another posted: “No spellchecker on a paint brush.”

Since you’re here …

Real, independent, investigative journalism is in alarming decline. It costs a lot to produce. Many publications facing an uncertain future can no longer afford to fund it. This means journalists are losing the ability to hold the rich and powerful to account.

We do not charge or put articles behind a paywall. If you can, please show your appreciation for our free content by donating whatever you think is fair to help keep TLE growing.

Every penny we collect from donations supports vital investigative and independent journalism. You can also help us grow by inviting your friends to follow us on social media.

Donate Now Button

Leave a Reply