The Misspelled Streets of San Francisco
This picture was taken in the Duboce Triangle, it says “Fifthten” in case you can’t make it out. On the same street, a block away, the pavement reads simply “teenth st.”
One of the most helpful things about our fair foggy city are the street names impressed in the cement at nearly every corner. But all too often they are misspelled or are spelled using whatever letters were at hand. I’ve seen M’s made with four capital i’s and Z’s made from sideways N’s. I love it. It has such character.
In fact, some of the misspellings are so funny that I get stuck calling the street by it’s cemented appellation, like Buchanan’s lovely “Buchnana.”
Do you have a favorite misspelled street?