The bath house on Constitution Beach in East Boston was slated for completion in summer 2003. Until about one month ago, the "bath house" remained a fenced-off vacant lot full of weeds, beer cans, a random shopping cart here and there, and for a few weeks, a torched futon.
It finally opened this summer to much fanfare. And by fanfare, I mean it was urinated upon and tagged by hooligans almost instantaneously. Then, as if to rub salt in the local wounds, this jive signage appeared on the building. Someone with the most tenuous grasp of the English language could not have fucked this up -- not even diehard EB residents or DCR employees who omit key consonants naturally: "Did ya see what they done to the new bat-house?" Colloquial spelling, bohemian grammar -- call it what you will -- it's offensive. I want to start a clock similar to US Weekly's Suri Cruise clock. How many days, hours, minutes will pass before the spelling is corrected?
(Photo courtesy of JAL, outraged EB resident and pissa spellah to boot.)
**UPDATE: The spelling was corrected on September 1, 2006. **