Oops - goof on sign a headache for candidate

Grand Junction City Councilwoman Laura Luke laughs after taking a photo of Phyllis Norris’ campaign sign.

Grand Junction City Council candidate Phyllis Norris wanted to run right out and change a misspelling in her campaign signs the second she learned of the error.

“I tell you, I was ready to go out in the middle of the night,” Norris said Tuesday.

Norris placed her campaign signs up late Saturday afternoon, one of which is near the well-traveled roundabout at Seventh and Main streets. She fixed the errors early Sunday morning after receiving a phone call from someone who had seen it.

Although four other people helped her proofread the signs, “council” was spelled “counsel.” The words are homophones, meaning they are pronounced the same but have different meanings. To counsel means to give advice, usually of a legal nature.

“It wasn’t the sign company’s fault,” said Norris, who changed the signs herself. “When you make a mistake you got to go back and figure it out.”


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Must have been educated in District 51 when it went through its “invented spelling” phase…

It takes five people to proofread 5 words?

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