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Waitts still waiting for spelling correction

You know the artistic display of Inland Northwest lakes in the entranceway floor at River Park Square?

Sure. Of course.

Well, do you also remember how Waitts Lake was spelled “Waits”?

I had a Slice column item about it on Oct. 19, 1999.

And there was a letter to the editor about it on June 15, 2002, from a Ruth Waldron.

Frankly, I assumed it had been fixed and moved on. But no.

I just received an email from Tom Dalrymple, pointing out the spelling problem.

He wrote, “Why should the masses be subject to bad spelling when we shop?”

Fair question.

I walked over to RPS and looked at the floor. He's right. It's still wrong.

I suppose I should query mall management about it. But then, if I wound up writing something, I'd have to get into that whole “…is owned by…” nightmare. So, to quote Bartleby the Scrivener, I'd prefer not to.

Besides, I'm sure they're going to get around to fixing it. It has been only about 14 years. That's hardly any time at all. Let's try to be patient.

I know it is not a toy

But overhearing well-behaved little kids getting a bang out of riding the escalators at River Park Square is enough to make you think it's good that we survived the Cold War.

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Features writer Paul Turner is a columnist for The Spokesman-Review in the Features department. He writes "The Slice" column, which appears six times a week and produces general features stories for the Today section.

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