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Friday June 8, 2012

Misspelled Spanish Language Street Signs in Ybor City, Fla May Be Sold

Misspelled Spanish Language Street Signs in Ybor City, Fla May Be Sold

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The Tampa City Council has voted to change the misspelled Spanish language signs on Seventh Avenue in Ybor City, Florida, and are debating whether or not to put the old signs up for sale.

For nearly 15 years, the signs which should have read “La Septima” instead read “La Setima”. Residents had been asking that the signs be changed for years, and the council is now that the signs are going to be changed, the council is deciding if they will sell signs.

Of all the members of the council, only one was opposed to the spelling change, according to UPI, and that was Council Chairman Charlie Miranda. He was also the one who suggested the signs be sold, saying, ““I think you’ll be surprised what someone will pay for an old sign. If, legally, I can be a bidder, I will bid.”

The misspelled signs have been up since 1998.