OOPS! Pavement Sign Misspelled At High School Parking Lot

It looks like new traffic patterns at a Pitt County high school turned out to be challenging for more than just the drivers. "Merdge Left" is now painted on the pavement at D.H. Conley High School.

An observant WITN viewer tipped us off on the error. Sure enough, it's true. The new pavement markings are in front of the school's portable classrooms, near the main entrance where two lanes turn into one.

School spokeswoman Heather Mayo says it wasn't a school system employee who made the mistake, but a contractor hired to repaint parking lot lines over the weekend.

The contractor fixed the mistake and now the pavement reads "Merge Left".

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  • by booboo on Aug 25, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    did u merdge today
  • by Disgusred B Location: Nc on Aug 24, 2009 at 10:40 AM
    Is the the new language??? SPANGLISH???? What grade did this joker complete?? Did they pass their EOG test??? TOO funny!!
  • by Hombre on Aug 23, 2009 at 11:30 AM
    Won't my fault, I did what the boss said.
  • by Hahaha Location: Greenville on Aug 22, 2009 at 06:57 PM
    ""Ah, finally something funny in the news! Thanks WITN! Seriously though, this is what happens with the State's budget problems and the LOWEST BIDDER system! There's more of this to come! "" Stimulus money at work!
  • by Jonathan Location: BLounts Creek on Aug 22, 2009 at 11:09 AM
    Apparently it's contagious because the word SCHOOL in a crosswalk by Havelock High School on highway 101 is spelled SCOOL. Way to go!
  • by wuddup Location: trillville on Aug 20, 2009 at 06:58 AM
    aye, it is speld merdge, i dont see no speln errs, also, im back, so ladies say "show me dat 6-pak t-babee!!!!"
  • by doverbabe Location: ENC on Aug 19, 2009 at 07:45 PM
    okay, "to well on Aug 17, 2009 at 09:51 PM" paleeeze! Read your sentence as you rant about bad grammar! you wrote...."I agree with Sue, this person should have came into the school ...." Should HAVE CAME into...?!!!! OUCH! A basic principle of grammar totally mutilated!!!!
  • by Inglish on Aug 19, 2009 at 06:56 PM
    Me no comprende. The true U.S. educational system at work!
  • by Driver Location: eastern on Aug 19, 2009 at 06:49 PM
    Well he probably mean't to write Nerd left.
  • by LOOK EVERYONE on Aug 19, 2009 at 02:05 PM
    WITN HEADLINES-Man Dies While Tring To Save Grandkids From Rip Current. Goes to show you, what goes around comes around. Pays you not to pick on people.

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