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Library's artist should have checked out a dictionary 11 of mosaic's 175 famous names misspelled
SFGate ^

Posted on 10/08/2004 1:07:37 PM PDT by SableGal

A colorful mosaic gracing the entrance of Livermore's new library has 11 of the 175 names and words on the piece misspelled -- from "Eistein" and "Shakespere" to "Van Gough" and "Michaelangelo."

The $40,000 project now will cost the city a few thousand more because it must pay the artist to fly from her Miami home and correct the mistakes. was unapologetic about the blunders when she told the Associated Press that others present when the mosaic was installed should have caught them.

Besides, she said, it's art.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: allyourspelling; arebelongtous; art; california; education; library; spelling
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I especially like this part: "A divided City Council voted 3-2 on Monday to pay artist Maria Alquilar $6,000 -- plus expenses -- to correct the errors because state law bars the city from removing or changing public art without the creator's consent."
1 posted on 10/08/2004 1:07:37 PM PDT by SableGal
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To: SableGal

I can't believe they paid her to fix her own mistake


2 posted on 10/08/2004 1:08:39 PM PDT by petrotsky (Posting irrelevancies since Sept. 23, 2004)
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To: petrotsky

Yes, and I can't believe her attitude.


3 posted on 10/08/2004 1:10:28 PM PDT by EggsAckley (..........So many vanities.................so little bandwidth............)
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To: SableGal
does spelling count? I don't think so.. so long as I can easily figure out what the person is talking about, like you can 90% of the time when someone misspells a word. I don't care, some people on the other hand get really anal about spelling and grammar.
4 posted on 10/08/2004 1:12:08 PM PDT by FesterUSMC (If you don't have the hammer you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!)
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To: FesterUSMC

Absolutely, Ester!


5 posted on 10/08/2004 1:14:13 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: FesterUSMC
does spelling count?

This should be:

Does spelling count?

6 posted on 10/08/2004 1:14:26 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: FesterUSMC

Ahem, spelling and grammar are very important if you are to be taken seriously. If you suggest they are not important, then why bother having them taught in schools??


7 posted on 10/08/2004 1:14:38 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: petrotsky

agreed!


8 posted on 10/08/2004 1:14:59 PM PDT by rockabyebaby (What goes around, comes around!)
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To: SableGal
I would just post a sign: "All spelling errors are the responsibility of artist Maria Alquilar," perhaps along with a picture, and listing the correct spellings. Let her be a laughing stock for a while.

"The people that are into humanities, and are into (William) Blake's concept of enlightenment,

LADY, BLAKE WAS A FREAK AND SO ARE YOU!

9 posted on 10/08/2004 1:15:58 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: rockabyebaby

I agree, THEY ARE important, on official documents.. but on the fly in a chat room...?


10 posted on 10/08/2004 1:16:04 PM PDT by FesterUSMC (If you don't have the hammer you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!)
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To: rockabyebaby

It is vey series. Stunes my beeber.


11 posted on 10/08/2004 1:17:18 PM PDT by bk1000 ("We will take things away from you for the common good.": -HRC)
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To: SableGal

Spilling is snot impotent


12 posted on 10/08/2004 1:17:22 PM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (Dan Rather, "I lied, but I lied about the truth".)
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To: headsonpikes

It's Lester to you!


13 posted on 10/08/2004 1:17:32 PM PDT by FesterUSMC (If you don't have the hammer you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!)
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To: atomicpossum

No, they should just post a sign saying: "Mural by Mario Allcollar."


14 posted on 10/08/2004 1:17:56 PM PDT by wideawake (God bless our brave soldiers and their Commander in Chief)
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To: FesterUSMC
(If you don't have the hammer you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!)

And you mix your pronouns in your tagline...

More correct: "If you are not the hammer, you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!"

15 posted on 10/08/2004 1:18:04 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: FesterUSMC

Fister, you're a hoot!


16 posted on 10/08/2004 1:18:24 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: FesterUSMC; headsonpikes
It's Lester to you!

You misspelled 'Lesser.'

17 posted on 10/08/2004 1:19:13 PM PDT by atomicpossum (If there are two Americas, John Edwards isn't qualified to lead either of them.)
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To: SableGal

There's more to the story today. My local Livermore paper reported that the artist is now *refusing* to come correct the work, and instead wants the city to *pay her* to come rip the whole thing out!

She says she's received racist emails and death threats since this story went national yesterday.

I'd post the article but I've never posted an article to FR and am not sure how. But it was in the Contra Costa Times today.


18 posted on 10/08/2004 1:19:28 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: FesterUSMC

Everyone makes mistakes whyle typing. :o) However, some basic rules of grammar and/or spelling are important if one is to be taken seriously. Every time I see the word "loose" used for "lose", it drives me batty. 9 times out of 10, that isn't a typing error. Someone simply does not know the difference.


19 posted on 10/08/2004 1:20:23 PM PDT by TheBigB (I < heart > Lana Lang!)
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To: SableGal

20 posted on 10/08/2004 1:20:28 PM PDT by Sloth ("Rather is TV's real-life Ted Baxter, without Baxter's quiet dignity." -- Ann Coulter)
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