I have been walking by this sign for a while now, and have to confess that I am confounded by the fact that nobody has removed it, or replaced it with a literate sign. I find it simultaneously objectionable and hilarious, but the context is really the key in the placement of this sign. It is affixed to the wall of a building that houses a university library at a research institution. This is an institution that prides itself on a formidable collection of Nobel Prize winners, and scholars of the highest rank. How then, could such an error be made, let alone posted on campus? My late advisor in grad school, who was an erudite scholar and a refined gentleman, once said that improperly spelled words were offensive to the eyes, and I imagine that this sign would have caused him to close his eyes and shake his head.
While I was very tempted to descend upon this sign armed with a permanent marker, I decided to express myself by editing it on my computer instead. In fact, I thought that my best course of action was to give it the grade that it deserved. Rant over.