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Nobody Proofread The Bronze Plaques For San Francisco's Rainbow Honor Walk

We can now all remember Oscar Wilde for his "bitting" wit. Twenty bronze plaques were dedicated in the Castro on Tuesday, several containing spelling mistakes will be replaced.

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Sadly, not for the reason you'd think.

Guys, guys. Who was supposed to spellcheck the #RainbowHonorwalk in the #Castro?!?! #oops

julie arcino@heyjuliearcino

Guys, guys. Who was supposed to spellcheck the #RainbowHonorwalk
in the #Castro?!?!
#oops

9:41 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

20 bronze plaques were placed in the sidewalk near Harvey Milk Plaza, but several contained glaring typos and errors.

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It was immediately pointed out that writer Oscar WIlde's plaque praised his "bitting wit".

Think Oscar Wilde would be amused? Can you catch the misspelling? #rainbowhonorwalk SF #castro #KTVU

taramoriarty@taramoriarty1

Think Oscar Wilde would be amused? Can you catch the misspelling? #rainbowhonorwalk SF #castro #KTVU

11:17 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Trans pioneer Christine Jorgensen's plaque described her as "trangendered." Not only is the word itself incorrect, but there is an "s" missing.

or how about we pay some respect to "trangendered" Christine Jorgensen?!?! #RainbowHonorWalk

Man of some esteem.@LeeHepner

or how about we pay some respect to "trangendered" Christine Jorgensen?!?! #RainbowHonorWalk

6:22 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Chairman David Perry said, "How it happened, we don't know. The bottom line is we're going to fix it."

#RainbowHonorWalk 19th St btwn Castro/Collingwood. Frida Kahlo, Yukio Mishima, Del Martin, Bayard Rustin.

Castro Bubble@CastroBubble

#RainbowHonorWalk 19th St btwn Castro/Collingwood. Frida Kahlo, Yukio Mishima, Del Martin, Bayard Rustin.

5:40 PM - 02 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Over $100,000 in private donations will reportedly cover the replacement of the now tarnished plaques.

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The 20 honorees were selected based on the following criteria:

Self expressed LGBT individuals, now deceased, who made significant contributions in their fields. Criteria for additional names to be added to the Walk over the years will change and adapt according to the wishes of the community working in concert with the Rainbow Honor Walk Board of Directors.

The Honor Walk, which has been in the works for many years, is only one piece of a much larger project. The Streetscape Improvement Project will also bring new landscaping and "decorative crosswalks" to the Castro.

See you soon Virginia Woolf! #RainbowHonorWalk

Steven Bracco@Braccs

See you soon Virginia Woolf! #RainbowHonorWalk

11:20 AM - 03 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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