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Spelling error on commemorative SG50 note packaging happens once every 50 years

Posted on 21 August 2015

It is really once every 50 years.

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Singaporeans from all walks of life, who see the irony in things, are nodding their heads appreciatively and agreeing to the fullest extent with one another.

This after Singapore’s first President Yusof Ishak’s name was misspelled twice as “Yusok Ishak” on the commemorative SG50 note packaging and they agree this sort of spelling error should only happen once every 50 years.

One Singaporean, Wu Shi Nian, said: “I find it generally very timely. Because this kind of things only happen once every 50 years and it happened right smack on Singapore’s 50th year of existence.”

“This is really like ponding in Singapore. Once every 50 years.”

Other Singaporeans concur that the unexpected accidental error has lent extra significance to Singapore’s 50th anniversary year.

Another Singaporean, Yew Yi Shi, said: “I think it just made the SG50 celebrations all the more meaningful.”

“This error is really very representative of Singapore as a whole. We generally get the macro things right, have the right intention in place and be good at planning and doing the big things.”

“But when it comes to the small things, we muck it up and let it rain on our parade and sabotage ourselves.”

“This is really a case of how when it comes to the matters of the heart, the small things that make people feel special, we don’t get it right still.”

“Very timely and meaningful reminder for Singapore this SG50.”

 

 

 

 

 











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