Chelsea Kellner’s stories (and blog entries) about the traffic issues on Gulf Street and Summit Drive are getting lots of readership, and some readers may have a question: why do we spell it “Summit” when the signs say “Summitt” – with two “t”s?
Sometimes the sign-makers get it wrong.
A few years ago, we published a picture of a signpost at the intersection of two city streets…one was Summit, but I can’t remember the other one. Both were misspelled. “Sign folks are 0-for-2” was what the caption read.
Summit is one of those tough words…it doesn’t look right with just a single “t” but it is. We weren’t trying to make light of the fact that the names were spelled incorrectly…but given the number of spelling errors we make (despite the advent of “spell check,” which I can tell you is far from perfect) we can take comfort in the fact that we’re not alone…