Wednesday, November 28, 2007

This is Irony

A square named in honor of dictionary daddy Noah Webster features a mural with a spelling error. Whoops!

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. -- West Hartford's Blue Back Square opened to much fanfare earlier in the month, but is now being criticized for a spelling error.

The square is named after the "Blue Backed Speller," a book written by West Hartford's most famous resident -- Noah Webster, the author of the first American dictionary.

However, despite being named for an acclaimed speller, a mural in the square is marred by a spelling mistake.

The word "cemetery" is spelled with an "ary" on a mural depicting the town's Old Center Cemetery.

Channel 3 Eyewitness News reporter Aleesha Chaney reported that the mural is located feet from a Noah Webster statue and next door to the Noah Webster Memorial Library.

Developers said that they are aware of the error and plan to correct it by the beginning of the year.

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