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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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To: FesterUSMC

When you are the anvil, bear the blow!

And smile doing it. ;^)


21 posted on 10/08/2004 1:20:31 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Spirit of '76 bttt!)
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To: SableGal

I think it would be more cost effective to just put in cement over the travesty or pay a local artist for a new design--making sure that because they have paid, the chick won't be able to recycle her work on someone else. I am willing to wager that this "artist" will try to slip an error through when she comes for corrections.


22 posted on 10/08/2004 1:21:34 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: SableGal

I guess we can all agree that the artist is no "Eistein."


23 posted on 10/08/2004 1:21:36 PM PDT by edpc
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To: Onelifetogive
More correct: "If you are not the hammer, you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather be the hammer!"

NO NO NO! my response is to John Kerry's cancelation of out Nuclear Bunker Busters and other weapons! In your statement it does not talk about possessing something...

24 posted on 10/08/2004 1:21:38 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: TheBigB

I admit, I was and am horrible with the English language! and I took 4 years of summer school to prove it!


25 posted on 10/08/2004 1:23:27 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

I are no Shakespere. :o) But I do take the time (usually) to check my posts for spelling, punctuation, and capitalization. Still, I've made plenty of mistakes.


26 posted on 10/08/2004 1:26:12 PM PDT by TheBigB (I < heart > Lana Lang!)
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To: FesterUSMC
NO NO NO! my response is to John Kerry's cancelation of out Nuclear Bunker Busters and other weapons! In your statement it does not talk about possessing something...

Ok then...fix it the other way...

"If you don't have the hammer, you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather have the hammer!"

....and I am just provoking you because you didn't care about spelling.....

27 posted on 10/08/2004 1:26:17 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: SableGal

Can we as a society get any lower? It's absurd that there would even be a debate over this, and that the SF Comical would compose a report to carefully present "both sides of the issue", as they cliche states. The alleged "artist" is a contemptible ignoramus, end of discussion.


28 posted on 10/08/2004 1:26:17 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything!")
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To: atomicpossum

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

I guess it would be useless to point out to Maria that the correct wording should be "The people who".


29 posted on 10/08/2004 1:26:23 PM PDT by SableGal
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To: atomicpossum
You misspelled 'Lesser.' YOU BASTARD! LOL j/k lol
30 posted on 10/08/2004 1:26:32 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: FesterUSMC

No, of course spelling doesnt count. It just makes people who don't know how smart you are think that you are dumb.

Now, this lady "artist"? Her work of art is ugly, and she can't spell worth beans. I bet she is a liberal, to top it all off.
The Capt.


31 posted on 10/08/2004 1:29:46 PM PDT by Capt.YankeeMike (get outta my pocket, outta my car, and outta the schools)
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To: Onelifetogive

well, if you are correct I will fix it, i actually was already corrected once on it and changed it from "your" to "you are"... I really don't know... When it comes to English i think the President and I have a lot in common!


32 posted on 10/08/2004 1:30:19 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: SableGal

Six weeks ago, she couldn't spell artist. Now, she are one!


33 posted on 10/08/2004 1:31:02 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears….will plow for those who don’t.)
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To: FesterUSMC
well, if you are correct I will fix it,

I don't really care.....I was jes messin' wit cha!

34 posted on 10/08/2004 1:32:03 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some FReepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: Capt.YankeeMike

Yep, she's probably a mega liberal


35 posted on 10/08/2004 1:32:40 PM PDT by FesterUSMC ("If you don't have the hammer, you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather have the hammer!")
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To: Onelifetogive

Ok , I fixed it :^D is it better? hehe come on G-DUBBYA KICK THAT MOTHAS @SS TONIGHT!


36 posted on 10/08/2004 1:33:53 PM PDT by FesterUSMC ("If you don't have the hammer, you are going to be the anvil, and I would rather have the hammer!")
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To: Capt.YankeeMike
No, of course spelling doesnt count.

"doesn't"

:-)

37 posted on 10/08/2004 1:37:40 PM PDT by TheBigB (I < heart > Lana Lang!)
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To: SableGal

What they need to do is hire another artist to carefully draw a single line through the mis-spelled words and write the correct spelling on top using all the accepted editing marks. Then add a comment at the bottom about the values of reading and going to libraries. It's a natural.


38 posted on 10/08/2004 1:41:45 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi. Flush Fluffy and Stuffy.)
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To: Hi Heels

Oh, but there is a law against altering any artist work.

I am an artist and a book lover this story annoys me!


39 posted on 10/08/2004 1:44:07 PM PDT by SableGal
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To: SableGal
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."

Unless the art in question has a Christian theme -- then it is perfectly acceptable to remove, destroy, or alter it at will.

40 posted on 10/08/2004 1:44:26 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: FesterUSMC

"does spelling count?"

At a library, it really should count!

I once heard a proposal that all businesses abusing the English language (Kwik Trip, Qwik Trip, etc.) should be fined! So, I say, fine the artist and drag her bum back to fix her mistakes. Or, change the silly law that makes "artistic" work sacrosanct.


41 posted on 10/08/2004 1:44:29 PM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: SableGal

Then just repaint the whole wall. It's THEIR wall. Not the artist's.


42 posted on 10/08/2004 1:46:04 PM PDT by Hi Heels (Proud to be a Pajamarazzi. Flush Fluffy and Stuffy.)
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To: SableGal

It matters to me because this is a library. What if the art was in the lobby of a school? Ugly art. Ugly attitude.


43 posted on 10/08/2004 1:46:20 PM PDT by kdot
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To: SableGal

I'm shocked that the city council didn't celebrate her "spelling diversity" and leaf the mural as is.


44 posted on 10/08/2004 1:47:22 PM PDT by jriemer (We are a Republic not a Democracy)
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To: SableGal

The state has a law forbidding the owners of public art from getting rid of it if they don't like it? They require you to get the freaking artist's permission before you throw your own property away!!! What lunatic state ... oh. It's California.


45 posted on 10/08/2004 1:48:25 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: SableGal

I guess they could label it, "Why An Education is Unnecessary".


46 posted on 10/08/2004 1:49:15 PM PDT by gitmo (Thanks, Mel. I needed that.)
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To: atomicpossum
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.

This is the correct answer. My hat is off to you, sir.

She's having a little sniveling snit-fit over this, is she? She thinks the library should give her more money, does she? It was the library's responsibility to notice the errors, was it?

Absolutely. If anyone deserved to be humiliated, it is she. Her attitude is revolting.

47 posted on 10/08/2004 1:52:46 PM PDT by Politicalities (http://www.politicalities.com)
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To: FesterUSMC

Yes, spelling does count. If you don't believe me, try misspelling the screen name of someone you're addressing a reply to on FR.


48 posted on 10/08/2004 1:52:51 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Donate to the Swift Vets -- www.swiftvets.com)
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To: TheBigB

Agreed. If someone doesn't grasp the spelling difference between similarly spelled words, it's a pretty safe bet they don't grasp the distinct meanings either. It's getting harder and harder to find people who can distinguish between affect/effect and insure/ensure.


49 posted on 10/08/2004 1:57:05 PM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Donate to the Swift Vets -- www.swiftvets.com)
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To: SableGal

I'll bet she spelled Che's name correctly.


50 posted on 10/08/2004 1:57:10 PM PDT by Akira (Experience is a hard teacher, but fools will have no other.)
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