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Nev. Town Needs Spell Check For Its Signs

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Nev. Town Needs Spell Check For Its Signs

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Nev. Town Needs Spell Check For Its Signs

Nev. Town Needs Spell Check For Its Signs

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In Sparks, Nev., two road signs along Vista Boulevard read "Yeild To Bikes." Yield was misspelled but the signs have been fixed. But it's not the first case of bad spelling in Sparks. Two years ago, the town had another teachable moment when a school zone sign spelled school without the "h."

LYNN NEARY, host:

Good morning. I'm Lynn Neary.

I before E, except after C. It's a pretty well-known grammar rule, but someone missed the lesson in Sparks, Nevada. That's where two road signs along Vista Boulevard read Yield to Bikes - that's yield spelled Y-E-I-L-D. The signs have since been fixed, but it's not the first case of bad spelling in Sparks. Two years ago, the town had another teachable moment when a school zone sign spelled school without an H.

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