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University water tower typo sparks running joke

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.

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’tdone on purpose to gain publicity.

WSU spokesperson Joe Kleinsasser said to The Wichita Eagle: Contrary to popular opinion, it wasnt an innovative way of getting national publicity. It just happened. And were just having fun with it.

If only real life came with that little red squiggly line for spellcheck.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/04/wichita-state-typo/

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