City likes bags to be O-F-F-C-I-A-L

February 13, 2009 10:33:55 AM PST
It's official. Or make that "offcial" -- o-f-f-c-i-a-l. [SIGN UP: Get bizarre news sent to you]

Managers at the Public Works Department in Gloucester, Mass., say they don't need help with their spelling. They say the word official is deliberately misspelled on the official garbage bags.

The new $2 purple bags must be used for household trash. City officials tell The Gloucester Daily Times the intentional typo will make it easier catch cheats who try to use phony trash bags.

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