Georgia officials said Wednesday that an embarrassing misspelling on an Atlanta sign directing drivers to the Georgia Aquairium — sorry, Aquarium — would be fixed by Thursday.
The sign is on the approach to the aquarium exit on the Downtown Connector, a stretch of highway connecting Interstates 75 and 85 in the heart of the city. A picture of the misspelling — "aquarium" shouldn't have an extra I before the R — circulated widely on Twitter, prompting the state Transportation Department to promise a quick replacement, WSB radio of Atlanta reported.
The DOT didn't answer an after-hours call for comment, but a spokeswoman for the department told the radio station, "We outsourced some of our signs to the cows over at Chick-fil-A" — a reference to TV commercials for the fast food chain that depict cows showing badly spelled signs begging hungry viewers to "Eat Mor Chikin." She went on to say the sign was the work of a contractor who would replace it at no charge.
First published August 13 2014, 4:47 PM