Witty Typo Alert: Escambia County Misspells "Florida" on Official Letterhead

Kaylee Everhart

Updated Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 12:00 AM CDT

In a humorous yet alarming oversight, the Escambia Board of County Commissioners has misspelled "Florida" on their own official letterhead. The letter, dated July 9, 2024, prominently features a blue circular seal with the words "ESCAMBIA COUNTY FLORIDA" and an image of a sailboat. However, the text directly below the seal, which reads "Board of County Commissioners • Escambia County, Florida," contains the glaring typographical error where "Florida" is spelled as "Flordia."

The letter is signed by Horace L. Jones, Department Director of Development Services, adding a touch of irony given the department's name. The recipient's information and other sensitive details are redacted, but the mistake remains glaringly obvious.

Reddit users were quick to react, with comments ranging from humorous to critical. One user remarked, "Spell check is hard," while another joked, "Good ole ‘P-cowlah’." Some comments took a more serious tone, suggesting the error could be due to deficiencies in the education system, as one user noted, "Probably because of the dept of ed." Another user humorously commented, "Lordy, lordy, look who's Flordi."

Others took the opportunity to poke fun at Florida itself, with one comment reading, "Florida Man!" and another stating, "What do you expect from south Alabama (AKA the redneck riviera)?" Some users even suggested the error might have been an attempt at practicing cursive, with one quipping, "Maybe they're just practicing their cursive 'F'. You know, for fancy bureaucratic things."

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of proofreading, especially in official documents. While the error is amusing, it also highlights the need for attention to detail in government communications.

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Top Comments from Reddit


Spell check is hard


Probably because of the dept of ed.


Good ole “P-cowlah”


Lordy, lordy, look who's Flordi


That's what you get with charter schools.


Florida Man!


A sign you should probably put more into education.


What do you expect from south Alabama (AKA the redneck riviera)?


Maybe they're just practicing their cursive 'F'. You know, for fancy bureaucratic things.

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