Spellings on East Texas produce sign cause stir
Aug. 4, 2015 at 1:12 p.m.
Updated Aug. 4, 2015 at 1:14 p.m.
A picture making the rounds online shows an East Texas produce stand with some vegetable names that wouldn't even fetch you a "D" on a spelling test.
The post by user 5FrogMargin on imgur, an image-sharing site, shows the sign with phonetic spellings of "zookeenee," "hallopinyo" and "bail pepr."
Text with the post reads, "I saw this at a roadside produce stand today in E. Texas. There are literally no words."
The post on Tuesday afternoon had more than 2.2 million views, and it's not the first time a sign from Duck Creek Produce near Lindale has caught someone's attention.
In May of last year, Jeff Foxworthy posted a similarly spelled sign on his Facebook page from the same place, and that one has been shared more than 26,000 times.
So, is it a lack of spelling know-how or a clever marketing ploy?