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Spellings on East Texas produce sign cause stir

In Talk of East Texas

Scott Brunner

By Scott Brunner
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?



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