Tuesday, January 13, 2009

It's spelled ROSALIND

Further evidence today that folks around this little corner of heaven don't know the history of the place, or Shakespearean comedy for that matter.

Whoever put the flashing sign on one of the busiest roadways in downtown Orlando managed to misspell it.

Instead of warning drivers that ROSALIND would narrow to two lanes, it proclaimed the avenue ROSILAND.

For that person's edification, and ye socks as well, ROSALIND was a comic heroine of the 16th Century who eventually defied her evil uncle to marry her lover named . . . wait for it . . . ORLANDO!

Are you seeing the connection? That's how they came up with the name for ROSALIND Avenue in downtown ORLANDO, Florida! Imagine that!

It's printed on all kinds of street signs down there. Heck, there's even a ROSALIND Club. Both have been hanging around for years.

ROSILAND sounds like a theme park for pretentious blooms!


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