CoH To Correct “Kerp Clear” Marking In Hamilton

September 6, 2016

The Corporation of Hamilton said they will be correcting the “Kerp Clear” road marking located on Front Street, and explained that what happened was an “oversight” as the “worker only had one ‘E’ stencil so he used the ‘R’ as a place-marker when laying out the word with the intent to re-use the ‘E’ after he painted the first.”

Kerp Bermuda September 6 2016 (1)

“We’re pleased to say this wasn’t a case of the works crew not knowing how to spell the word ‘keep’. Neither was it a prank where they spelled it in ‘Bermujian’! “What happened was a simple, yet rather conspicuous oversight,” a CoH spokesperson said.

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“The worker only had one ‘E’ stencil so he used the ‘R’ as a place-marker when laying out the word with the intent to re-use the ‘E’ after he painted the first. It seems auto-pilot kicked in somewhere between the strategy and execution and the ‘R’ was painted in.

“The error is being corrected in the next day or two as soon as weather allows! Oops!”

Kerp Bermuda September 6 2016 (5)

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  1. Lol says:

    Just leave it there with this brilliant story and let the public see what we’re up to.

    • Factual says:

      Exactly. Reminds me of how we spelled “Goverment” on the backs of all the W&E trucks a few years back. Guess we are runnin’ a tad short on “E”s and “N”s. We seem to be good on “R”s though.
      Maybee we jus’ makin’ dooo wiff what wee hav.

  2. Tank says:

    He obvosully went two Tank’s school of Anglish spellin nd gramma. When eye saw it eye new exacly wat it meant too say.
    -Lead Teacha Tank

  3. Nigel Spider says:

    Wth? This must have been done by a PLP voter!

    • Factual says:

      You mean a qlq voter?

    • Smh says:

      Disgusting. Get out of here with that

    • DS says:

      What’s that supposed to mean? I often have to laugh at the poor grammar displayed by OBA voters, especially from people trying to be funny.

  4. Noncents says:

    It was probably Onion Juice.

  5. Moonbeam says:

    Henceforth and forever, his nickname should be KERP ! LOL !

  6. Smarter441 says:

    KERP IT!!! As as lesson

  7. hmmm says:

    In addition to the KERP, the yellow box was clearly not long enough for “CLEAR” .

  8. The Night Watch says:

    And the R in CLEAR doesn’t appear to have made it into the yellow box…

  9. Ann says:

    Wow! What can one say!

  10. Quad duces says:

    ***** **** has spelling mistakes all the time on social media….does he work for C.O.H.

  11. Truth is killin' me... says:

    Are your taxes working hard for you? Unacceptable boss!!

  12. TimBuc says:

    I fine and dandy with that but not fine and dandy when it comes to their TRASH TRUCK operating durning the busiest time of the morning and afternoons backing traffic up on front. Morons!!!

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  14. Me says:

    Looks like he got the boxes wrong too. kerp in the clear box and the clear in the kerp box . He needs auto correct in that spray gun

  15. Onionhead says:

    How u have one E and two Rs something doesnt make sense!?!?

  16. Cedar Stump says:

    A few Elephants for breakfast will do this !!!!!!

  17. BdaGrl47 says:

    I would have been embarrassed to even give that explanation…just say, “it was an unfortunate error, soon to be corrected,” and leave it at that. Seems to me, before starting this (or any) project make sure all supplies (letters in this case,) were available and in order THEN start filling in. Oh for the old days…

    • Comrad Sinkyboat says:

      they really play us for fools what a dump ass excuse, sorry ran out of b’s on my computer.

  18. Bermyman says:

    Someone had a little too much fun at the BIU ball I am guessing!!

  19. Do better says:

    If they were short of E then why not use the E in CLEAR? It was obviously a careless error. If another E was needed then leave space blank.
    Same silly work at pedestrian crossing on Reid Street outside of Covenant House. Half painted in all black. Just cover the whole crossing in black. Geez.

    • Comrad Sinkyboat says:

      to easy to spend so much on a dopy new flashy car park full of pot holes, than have some COMMON SENSE on spelling, the superintendent needs to do the high step for this, NO EXCUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Widget says:

      It behoves me to understand how this could happen while you have three other CoH employees standing watching while this poor sap does all the work. Reminds me of the great wall of Warwick.

  20. Zevon says:

    A Bermuda classic.

  21. Juicy Onion says:

    Think I will KERP quiet on this one!

  22. Terry says:

    This area is on Front Street?

    Looks like something that should bein an area where trash trucks rumble all day and heavy equipment.

    What a mess.
    No money for re-surfacing?

  23. LOL - FUNNY says:

    #YOU HAD 1 JOB

  24. D says:

    Attention all, he had 2 E’s he used the second E in clear instead of in keep smh

  25. Lalalal says:

    “The know how to spell” but… Not sure whic sounds worse… Can’t spell ir idiot??

  26. wahoo says:

    Go check out the brand new curb at Winton Hill/Claytown area.

  27. drunken ursula says:

    I saw Kid Rock in the area…on that day!

  28. Pepe says:

    Kerp? is that one of the new pokemon?

  29. Triangle Drifter says:

    All part of a “make work” program. How much time & effort will be needed to fix this?

  30. legalgal says:

    Is this the same guy who painted the parking spaces to not take into account the need to open the car door to exit and enter a car?

  31. Widget says:

    KERP your enthusiasm folk, That’s KEEP in Bermudgon verbs.

  32. UmJustSaying says:

    A bigger No Parking Sign for Small Cars might help.

  33. Mr. Meoff says:

    Let’s face it, that person can’t spell a simple 4 letter word, or colour within the given lines, so Ed Benevides say’s “S#!t, what can I say to cover up for this guy?” Hmmm, Ok, how about he only had one E for KEEP, but, he also had one E for CLEAR, so how many E’s is that? MORON’S that’s what happen when you haven’t any direction or supervision. Typical COH

  34. pondy says:

    Ermahgerd dats funny!

  35. Gabriel says:

    Ha Ha! Thanks for the laugh. Please keep it as it is!

  36. Ride says:

    Why paint on that patch-work crumbling surface? It needs to be repaired before it is painted. Kerp up the good work.

  37. Warwick Wonder Woman says:

    Not as bad as the dude with a huge tattoo down his arm reading “No Regerts” :)

  38. St. George's Gal says:

    You had 1 job…..

    Should have used the F stencil