If there's one thing better than spell-check, it's a Patch reader.
One eagle-eyed reader pointed out a photo showing candidate for California’s 76th Assembly District Sherry Hodges holding a campaign sign calling Hodges a “canidate” for Assembly.
The photo was taken before Hodges boarded a float in Oceanside's Fourth of July parade last year, according to Saundra Waecker, co-president of the Oceanside Republican Women Federated. The signs were handmade the night before by one of the group's officers.
Waecker suspects Hodges noticed the error, but took part in the float regardless.
“We had a great time that beautiful day in Oceanside celebrating our country’s birth,” she stated.
That was not the only political misspelling this season.
- A sign for former Oceanside Mayor and current candidate Terry Johnson reads “mayer” in the fine print.
- A mailer for Oceanside City Candidate Chip Dykes refers to the city’s Morro Hills neighborhood as “Morrow” Hills.
And the fun doesn’t end there. A different Patch reader pointed out to this eager editor Monday that the word “at” on his breaking news story contained an extra “A.”
Editor's note: The story has been updated to reflect that a group officer made the error.