Monday, January 18, 2010

Spell-Check that Wall

Posted By on Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 6:12 PM

Part of the Capitol's new facelift includes wrap-around information panels on the walls in the Garden Level of the rotunda, around the monochromatic imported mosaic of the Idaho State Seal.

The interactive panels are meant to inform children that visit the People's House about the history of our fair state, including panels about J.R. Simplot, Idaho through both World Wars, and the founding of the Idaho Territory.

Oh, yeah. And the one about how Idaho's State Parks are an economic necesity. Otter could have read that one before writing parks out of his budget:

Meet Harriman.
  • Meet Harriman.

Past the legislative services desk in the garden level, there's a separate section of panels that talks about the recent renovation itself, including pictures from its original construction, as well as a photo of the governor who started down the road to statehouse renovation, Govenor Dirk Kempthorne.

Wait, what? "Govenor"? Yes, that is how it's spelled. Look closely at the picture below:

Spell check, much?
  • Spell check, much?

I guess there wasn't enough funding to use Spell Check on the panels. Or maybe it's trying to make Idaho's "govenor" sound more like ole' Arnie in California.

"Da supreme Govenor in Idaho is a girly man." Something like that.

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