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Sacramento passes latest spelling test: Street sign typo fixed

The sign, which is directly across from the Sutter Imaging center in East Sacramento, should read “32nd,” but instead reads “32st.”
The sign, which is directly across from the Sutter Imaging center in East Sacramento, should read “32nd,” but instead reads “32st.”

For a brief while, it looked like Sacramento may have decided to play trend-setter with a creative spelling for a midtown intersection. But it turns out it was just an error.

A day after The Sacramento Bee reported that a street sign at the intersection of L and “32st” streets contained a bit of a typo, the city’s public works department has fixed it. (The correct spelling is “32nd,” for the record.)

A city spokesperson said the erroneous sign was replaced Monday morning. Residents are advised to call 311 if they see a similar error on a street sign.

Misspelled street names aren’t as rare as they seem. A few years ago, SFGate published an account of dozens of San Francisco street names that had been spelled wrong in the city’s concrete stamps. Mistakes were as egregious as Broadway becoming “Broadwey” and Frederick Street becoming “Ick St.”

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