One ‘L’ of a mistake on Pannal village hall sign

York Press: The sign with the extra ‘L’ in village The sign with the extra ‘L’ in village

IT IS easy to be blind to your own faults, and for almost a year it would seem the people of Pannal have done exactly that.

The signwriter obviously needed some L-plates when he worked on the “Pannal Villlage Hall” sign, but is has taken months for anyone to notice the problem in the North Yorkshire village near Harrogate.

An eagle-eye passerby spotted it, and tweeted a photo saying “What the “L’s” going on here in Pannal? Not the signwriter’s finest hour!”

The village hall’s chairman, Pat Fitzgerald, said he was astonished no one had noticed the error in the months since the hall changed its name from “Pannal Memorial Hall” and replaced the sign.

He said: “The sign has actually been up for almost a year now and no one else had noticed the error!

“However we do have a good reputation for our little extra features - including big cinema screen, free broadband, new table tennis tables, snooker and pool tables, cheap bar and cheap hire rates.”

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11:36am Sat 8 Feb 14

Daley Mayall says...

F******* 'L' !
F******* 'L' ! Daley Mayall
  • Score: 6

12:10pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Blimp says...

Brillliant, love it! more please. (Did you see what we did there?)
Brillliant, love it! more please. (Did you see what we did there?) Blimp
  • Score: 10

3:19pm Sat 8 Feb 14

MouseHouse says...

Nice advert.
Nice advert. MouseHouse
  • Score: 1

6:50pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Seadog says...

Well it just goes show how crude the relationship between orthography and phonetics actually is ... especially in the context of English toponyms! (I don't really have a problem with three Ls in "village" : it's the spelling of "Pannal" which really intrigues!
Well it just goes show how crude the relationship between orthography and phonetics actually is ... especially in the context of English toponyms! (I don't really have a problem with three Ls in "village" : it's the spelling of "Pannal" which really intrigues! Seadog
  • Score: 0

8:39pm Sat 8 Feb 14

Justin7 says...

Brilliant, love it! more please.
Brilliant, love it! more please. Justin7
  • Score: 0

3:42pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Tim Cronin says...

Now, if you remove the 'P' and an 'L' from the word Pannal, then that would be my kind of villlage hallllll.
Now, if you remove the 'P' and an 'L' from the word Pannal, then that would be my kind of villlage hallllll. Tim Cronin
  • Score: -2

7:39pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Whistlejacket says...

Tim Cronin wrote:
Now, if you remove the 'P' and an 'L' from the word Pannal, then that would be my kind of villlage hallllll.
If you're commenting on a story about spelling errors, it's worthwhile double checking what you've actually written before you post.
[quote][p][bold]Tim Cronin[/bold] wrote: Now, if you remove the 'P' and an 'L' from the word Pannal, then that would be my kind of villlage hallllll.[/p][/quote]If you're commenting on a story about spelling errors, it's worthwhile double checking what you've actually written before you post. Whistlejacket
  • Score: 5

9:41pm Sun 9 Feb 14

Tim Cronin says...

Whistlejacket wrote:
Tim Cronin wrote:
Now, if you remove the 'P' and an 'L' from the word Pannal, then that would be my kind of villlage hallllll.
If you're commenting on a story about spelling errors, it's worthwhile double checking what you've actually written before you post.
But I did, as my wife is called 'ANNA'?
[quote][p][bold]Whistlejacket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Tim Cronin[/bold] wrote: Now, if you remove the 'P' and an 'L' from the word Pannal, then that would be my kind of villlage hallllll.[/p][/quote]If you're commenting on a story about spelling errors, it's worthwhile double checking what you've actually written before you post.[/p][/quote]But I did, as my wife is called 'ANNA'? Tim Cronin
  • Score: 3

10:17am Mon 10 Feb 14

YorkPatrol says...

MouseHouse wrote:
Nice advert.
For what?
[quote][p][bold]MouseHouse[/bold] wrote: Nice advert.[/p][/quote]For what? YorkPatrol
  • Score: -2

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