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Friday, November 16, 2012

I May Not Remember the Sabbath, but at Least I Remember How to Spell It

Posted by on Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

I'm not generally in a good position to make fun of other people's typos, but at least mine aren't carved in stone:

OKLAHOMA CITY - A Ten Commandments monument was installed Thursday on the north grounds of the state Capitol. ... The creators misspelled Sabbath on the Oklahoma monument.



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--MC 1
Please, please tell me they spelled it "Sabot". Honor the Sabot and keep it holy.
Posted by --MC on November 16, 2012 at 9:20 AM · Report this
Goldy 2
@1 "Sabbeth"
Posted by Goldy on November 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM · Report this
rob! 3
Job creators. Somebody's gotta fix it.
Posted by rob! on November 16, 2012 at 9:32 AM · Report this
I like to fire people... who can't even do their invasive state-endorsed religion correctly.
Posted by MemeGene on November 16, 2012 at 9:37 AM · Report this
matt 5
Well I'm sure they're telling themselves that spelling doesn't count because God's Word shines through. Isn't that the excuse Christians give for conflicting, ambiguous translations?

Idiocracy in Oklahoma. Spend less money on basketball arenas and more on literacy and maybe you'll get the unconstitutional dogmatic monuments right.

Posted by matt on November 16, 2012 at 9:38 AM · Report this
Dr_Awesome 7
Better a misspelled word than something important. Like, say, giant underground vaults full of drinking water. Vaults that weren't designed to the correct standards.

Boy, them Okies sure is stoopid, eh?

Posted by Dr_Awesome on November 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 9
@7 We excel at retro-fitting.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on November 16, 2012 at 9:52 AM · Report this
Gurldoggie 10
Ha ha ha! Another proud display from the class morons!
Posted by Gurldoggie on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM · Report this
Ziggity 11
@6: Oklahoma City is into that kind of bullshit. The State Capitol building was famous for being the only one without a dome. A decision was made some time in the 90's to build one and it is garish as all get-out. The interior is basically Oklahoma's creation myth and settlement, with Jesus peering out from behind rocks in every scene (I'm exaggerating, but he's definitely a key player). Also, all of the project's corporate donors (Walmart, Hobby Lobby, etc.) were inscribed in the base of the dome, so when legislators come to work, they're reminded who holds the purse-strings.
Posted by Ziggity on November 16, 2012 at 10:05 AM · Report this
Ziggity 12
@11: Sorry . . . I should clarify the interior is covered with murals.
Posted by Ziggity on November 16, 2012 at 10:06 AM · Report this
Where does Remember to checketh your blood sugar rank on the Commandments?
Posted by CommonKnowledge on November 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this
venomlash 14
Eh, they don't remember what day of the week it is either.
Posted by venomlash on November 16, 2012 at 10:09 AM · Report this
@9: More job-creatin'!!
Posted by MLM on November 16, 2012 at 10:15 AM · Report this
Urgutha Forka 17
I bet someone's gonna take a bath on this mess up!


Is this thing on?

*I got nuthin*
Posted by Urgutha Forka on November 16, 2012 at 10:31 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 18
Sorry, I'm still stuck in Thorsday.

Is it Fishday already?
Posted by Will in Seattle on November 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM · Report this
Rob in Baltimore 19
Well, since they don't actually follow the Ten Commandments, (How priceless is it that they created a graven image that commands not to create graven images?) why bother getting the spelling correct? Maybe God will send some divine magical spell checking to auto-correct it.
Posted by Rob in Baltimore on November 16, 2012 at 11:28 AM · Report this
Dougsf 20
Ritze said that the monument company is aware of the typo and that it will be easy to fix.

I'm actually curious, how?
Posted by Dougsf on November 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM · Report this
rob! 21
@20, I don't know for sure, but the basic shapes of "e" and "a" are similar in that blackletter/medieval typeface. They can probably fill in improperly engraved areas with some kind of rockdust/resin mixture, polish it smooth, and then re-engrave the letter and re-do whatever kind of pigment or oxidation they use to emphasize the contrast between the letters and the natural stone color.

They still find and repair spelling mistakes in the Vietnam Memorial, and didn't they have to re-engrave a whole section of the MLK memorial in DC?
Posted by rob! on November 16, 2012 at 1:17 PM · Report this
Gern Blanston 22
Black Sabbeth Rulez!
Posted by Gern Blanston on November 16, 2012 at 1:42 PM · Report this
The jokes about stupidity and religion just write themselves, don't they?
Posted by I have always been... east coaster on November 16, 2012 at 3:46 PM · Report this
Does it include the Eleventh Commandment, 'Grow a brain moran,'?
Posted by Gerald Fnord on November 17, 2012 at 1:54 PM · Report this

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