We've tackled word errors in a promotional poster, a cookbook, and an inscription. Today we take on public signs. In Lewisham, South London, a keen-sighted law student spotted a huge "typo" on a road sign, according to www.thisislocallondon.co.uk.
In British English, a cental is a unit of weight equal to 112 pounds. It's a good thing not many Londoners were confused by having a unit of measurement mixed in with the names of places. This is the sort of error that you would expect from an English sign in a place like China or Korea, where people aren't that proficient in English, but you would expect better from a place like London.
The article reports that Transport for London will correct the mistake within the next week. Maybe they need to hire a full-time proofreader as well?
(photo also taken from www.thisislocallondon.co.uk)