University gets an ‘F’ in spelling for this massive water tower typoOn August 5, 2017 by Kenna
Wichita State University had two choices: change its name forever, or fix a noticeably large error that appeared on its water tower.
Early Friday morning, people on social media noticed that a water tower in Wichita, Kansas, painted with the Wichita State logo had a literally huge typo displayed on it.
Instead of reading “Wichita State University,” the sign said “Wichita Staty Universite.”
Now, we all make spelling errors, even in the world of academia. So WSU, Wichita’s mayor, and others were able to laugh it off on social media while the situation got handled.
Yep, just a little! We are tracking down 10 gallons of Wite-Out! Happy Friday!
— Wichita State (@WichitaState) August 4, 2017
As the city of Wichita tweeted, painters were sent out to fix the misspellings as soon as possible, and it was completely updated later that day.
Even though the sign gathered a lot of attention, the sign’s typo wasn’t done on purpose to gain publicity.
WSU spokesperson Joe Kleinsasser said to The Wichita Eagle: “Contrary to popular opinion, it wasn’t an innovative way of getting national publicity. It just happened. And we’re just having fun with it.”
If only real life came with that little red squiggly line for spellcheck.