Singapore Ambassador Points Out Spelling Mistake In Delhi Signboard, Desis Respond With Jokes

Many cities, small towns, and villages have ‘pur’ in their names in India. Jaipur, Nagpur, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Raipur, Jodhpur and uncountable places have names like this. Hence, for a lot of people who speak Hindi and other regional languages, it may become confusing to differentiate between ‘pur’ and ‘pore’.

So naturally, Singa’pore’ becomes Singa’pur’. It seems harmless until such people are responsible for the writing that goes up in public signboards! I say this because a goof-up of sorts happened with one signboard in Delhi and it caught the eye of the ambassador of Singapore to India, Simon Wong.

Image source: Twitter

He shared a picture of the signboard and wrote, “It is always good to spell check first.”

Have a look at his post here:

However, people online thought this was incredibly funny and began sharing jokes in the comments section. Many of them basically said hamare yahan aise hi hota hai and asked the ambassador to adjust accordingly! 😛

Have a look:

However, after his post went viral, the spelling mistake on the board was quickly corrected.

These are the kind of spelling mistakes that can brighten someone’s day!

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