The Dora (Ala.) High School football team faced such a tall task in playing 5-1 Cordova, it wasn’t just the players who showed some sign of nerves.
Some of those signs showed up on, well, a sign.
Enterprising tweeter @ALostrich caught a good old-fashioned typo Friday night in the form of a fan-made sign that read “HUSTLTE. HIT. NEVER QUIT.” On a word processor, that first word would have the big, red squiggly line underneath.
To the sign-maker’s credit, hustle is not the easiest of words, what with having an identical sound and markedly different spelling to “muscle” or “tussle.” And he or she was so close! Once you get past “h-u-s-t-l” you are in the home stretch.Perhaps the sign writer was simply trying to use up the entirety of the sign, not wanting to waste any space.
Or not. The town might have a slight history of misspelling. But, hey, nobody’s perfect.
For Dora, no amount of hustling, hitting or never quitting worked on this night, as the Bulldogs fell to Cordova, 42-3. Maybe with a dropped “t” the outcome could have been slightly different.