Is there a spelling mistake on Ian Paisley’s gravestone?

Is there a spelling mistake on Ian Paisley’s gravestone? ask The Irish News. Honorable is really the American spelling. I wonder if this will be followed up?

Further examples are given for Jimmy Savile, Elvis Presley and Isaac Bashevis Singer.

More weight to the argument one should die without a memorial.

It seems Cervantes had the same problem.

In fact it seems common. Although spelling mistakes on tombstones are often referred to as typos, there is no Tippex (is that a Germanism?) to remove them. Here’s how to deal with them.

One thought on “Is there a spelling mistake on Ian Paisley’s gravestone?

  1. Junior suspected the mason was a facking Fenian and said, “What are U doing here?”

    Since I am unlikely to be able to sum up my death adequately, I hope my nearest and dearest will pop my ashes under the most apposite inscription in the yard.

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