It’s a sign… from the Lord… that proofreading is not a precondition for salvation!
I know, I know, capitol and capital are easy to mix up. I still have to stop and think when I write the name of the Pierre Capital Journal (Capital, as in reporting on the whole city, not Capitol, as in covering just affairs under that gracious riverside dome). And with neither capitol nor capital in our fair city, it’s hard to logic out which word names our beautiful art deco Capitol Theatre.
But Capitol—it’s right there in the billboard artwork! The designer could have just looked at the background graphic into which she was fading her green text box and said, “O! O!”
O well. At least everything is capitalized.
Say, maybe the New Life Church is just emphasizing the separation of church and state.
Or maybe they’re just emphasizing what they hope to get in the collection plate.
Amazing Hub City Cinema Trivia: When it opened in 1926, the Capitol brought the number of downtown theaters in Aberdeen to seven! The others were called the Colonial (or State), Garrick (or State), Princess, Lyric, Orpheum, and Rialto.