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Edmonton: Land Of 'Opertunity' And Typos

Thuh mayur wuz nott amuzd.

This glaring typo was spotted on a land development sign in Alberta's capital city earlier this week. Someone on Twitter helpfully brought it to Mayor Don Iveson's attention.

To make matters worse, the incorrect website address ends in .ab when it should be .ca, and the phone number is missing the area code. It's only been seven years since Alberta has required 10 digit-dialling.

City workers were swiftly dispatched to correct the five signs on Friday, according to CTV Edmonton.

CTV also reported that the city is examining its proofreading procedures.

But hey, it happens to the best of us. Wayne Gretzky — arguably Edmonton's favourite adopted son — received a soccer jersey in London, England this week from the Tottenham Hotspurs football club, with his name spelled wrong.

The club tweeted its apologies to the Great One, who was gracious in his response, telling them, "It happens all the time!"

Spoken like someone who's spent a lot of time in the great City of Champignons.

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