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You Might Not Want To ‘Lanuch’ Here, Folks, WDFW Advises

This world is full of warnings, and there’s a particularly unusual one in these parts.

“Lanuch at your own risk,” reads a sign in Washington.

(DAVE VEDDER)

Yes, you read that correctly — lanuch.

Say what?!

Is that like the latest Fortnite dance craze?

One of those new viral internet challenges?

What with the crazy things the kids are doing these days, no wonder that to lanuch is such a potentially dangerous gamble!!!

All kidding aside, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife actually meant “launch” — as you’ve likely figured out by now — when they put up the sign at a water access site.

Dave Vedder, an outdoor writer living in the Wenatchee area and who roams widely across Central Washington, came across it, snapped a pic and posted it to Facebook this morning.

WENATCHEE-AREA OUTDOOR WRITER DAVE VEDDER CAME ACROSS THIS WDFW WATER ACCESS SITE SIGN WITH JUST A SLIGHT MISSPELLING. (DAVE VEDDER)

Lord knows that this so-called editor has misspelted more than his fair share of words and transposed enough letters to fill a piggy bnak, but the mistake is drawing laughs, thumbs up and cranky faces, as well as chagrin from the guilty agency.

After it was pointed out, a WDFW spokesman says that a regional manager plans to send out a staff reminder to check spelling before ordering signs like this.

No word on whether the bullet holes in the sign can be attributed to pissed-off but poorly shooting copy editors at the Wenatchee World.