Walmart English Fail! Parking Lot Spells 'Yield' Wrong

We all make typos and spelling errors, just usually not in paint. Patrick Canler sent us this photo taken in front of the new Walmart set to open this week in Encinitas near Carlsbad.

Updated 6/11/12 at 2 p.m.

"I before e except after c," the rules of English are quite complicated, but whoever painted "Yeild" at might want to use a dictionary next time.

Delia Garcia, Media Director for Walmart tells Patch, “The spelling error was discovered during a routine project review and was quickly corrected. Opening a new store is a major endeavor and we continue to work on final details in preparation for Wednesday’s grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony. The new Encinitas Walmart will create 250 new jobs in the region, increase access to affordable food, and help boost the local economy.”

What do you think of this fail? Leave a comment to tell us your reaction.

change4encinitas June 11, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Right in front of Mall Wart?
Daniel Woolfolk June 11, 2012 at 06:09 AM
I'm glad the app builder for Mitt Romney was able to find a new job after the "Amercia" incident.
Just Sayin' June 11, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Then they wonder why some people call it "Wally world"
Lisa Shaffer June 11, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Glad to know that our younger generation knows how to spell! Way to go, Patrick.
laurie michaels June 11, 2012 at 03:37 PM
Is this what we have to look forward to?... Does not bode well. But then again it is Walmart.
Boyd Scofield June 11, 2012 at 04:33 PM
You can expect more of these spelling blunders as our "leaders" continue to slash education and school budgets in the full speed ahead dumbing down of America. Recently, at a new construction site in Carmel Valley, I was both amused and then disgusted by the banner that read "Pedistrian Crossing". Also, while in Hawaii, we came to a 4-way intersection where the crosswalk sign was marked "Sotp". When will it ever STOP?
Rich Williams June 11, 2012 at 04:35 PM
I don't understand what the fuss is about. Don't you know this is the correct redneck spelling of the word? It's spelled just how we pronounce it in redneck. "Yee-ild".
Jay Berman June 11, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Probably done by a Spanish speaking worker ...
Jack Kuriyama June 11, 2012 at 04:53 PM
I will never step foot into that monstrosity!
Ralph Wiley June 11, 2012 at 05:02 PM
We yelled about "YEILD" so it will be changed to "YIELD" but what about the speed bumps in that parking lot and the approaches to it? They're like jumping a curb — enough to jar my transmission loose. My family and I don't go to any stores in that center because we don't like being jolted by the far-too-vertical speed bumps.
Randee Stratton June 11, 2012 at 06:13 PM
typical of them, i will not shop there
Melanie garcia June 11, 2012 at 06:21 PM
How appropriate! Won't be going there EVER! Why couldn't we have had a movie theatre??!!
dillon sparks June 11, 2012 at 08:26 PM
thankfully, many families now appreciate more than ever, the ability to have their limited funds go farther. elitists, union and government workers apparently don't have to suffer the real world as those of us who work for a living do. So Jack, please don't trouble yourself about Walmart and their business. If people didn't vote with their wallets, Walmart wouldn't be in business.
dillon sparks June 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
you need spell check Merlanie........or read Jay Berman's comment above.
change4encinitas June 11, 2012 at 08:28 PM
The only thing that's yielding to Walmart in Encinitas is our city officials and especially our mayor, Mr. Stocks, who is gloating about it in the media.
laurie michaels June 11, 2012 at 08:34 PM
Sadly, many people won't be able to shop at the other businesses in the center, because there will be no available parking. I was at REI this morning at 10:30 and the parking lot was nearly full, and Walmart isn't even open yet. It was full of the employees cars (250?) preparing for the grand opening.
laurie michaels June 12, 2012 at 12:04 AM
Dillon, It's all about money for you? The cheapest is the best? Even were that true, there are many many options for very reasonable quality goods in Encinitas...All of them with the "same" or better stuff than Walmart carries...Target, Home Depot garden, multiple grocery stores and on and on. Unfortunately whether or not I choose to support Walmart and their questionable ethics, I still am stuck with the growing traffic,(their monster trucks) etc. and the mess In the parking lot when I try to frequent REI and the other less enormous businesses in that center. With 250 employees (yes its wonderful they employ so many, perhaps even at the expense of putting others out of business) at least there should have been a stipulation that Walmart provide parking structure for their people. The fact is not only did Encinitas NOT need what Walmart provides...possible slightly cheaper goods than the next guy, it could cause our once sweet community more harm than good. As for people "voting with their wallets", whatever that means, why not put in a place that sells discount elephant ivory? If China had there way, (which actually they do as that's where all the discounted stuff comes from) I'm sure there would be a demand for that too. It still doesn't make it right.
AK June 12, 2012 at 01:28 AM
As an employee of another business in that center, I am DREADING heading to work once the "grand" opening commences. The parking will be beyond miserable and will actually wind up negatively impacting the other stores/restaurants. It's already bad, but I don't even want to imagine how much worse it's going to get.
change4encinitas June 12, 2012 at 03:27 AM
This will soon be another hellish parking lot along El Camino Real. The 250 jobs created will most likely result in 250 jobs lost somewhere else in our community. The sales tax revenue inflow from Walmart will be counterbalanced with sales tax revenue losses from other retailers. The traffic will get worse which will cause increase frustrations from residents.What will be the next chain to land in New Encinitas? We now have the full range of the bottom of the barrel: a 99c Store, a Dollar Tree, a Big Lots. and now a Walmart. It's time the city adopts incentive plans to attract businesses that will enhance our community characters. They can start with a movie theater, that would get our support.
Debi June 12, 2012 at 03:55 AM
I try as much as possible not to shop at "chain" stores and only shop at locally owned stores. I will never shop there. I wonder how much more difficult it will be to get over to Jimbos now? I also wonder who will be shopping there? People who live in Encinitas ?
APR June 12, 2012 at 04:37 AM
Hey Dillon, theatre is an alternate spelling of theater. The latter is preferred in the U.S. while the former is preferred pretty much everywhere else, like in Britain and Canada, but both versions are considered correct. And while we're at it, I'm pretty sure her name is spelled Melanie, no 'r' necessary. :-P
M L June 12, 2012 at 10:25 PM
250 jobs for people who can't afford to live here because of the subpar wages that Walmart pays. choosing not to shop at Walmart for ethical reasons is not elitist, it is caring about the quality of our lives. Is getting toilet paper for a couple of bucks less is worth having hardworking people not being paid a decent wage. I think we are better than that. Walmart adds no value whatsoever to this community. None. it was a poor decision by shortsighted politicians who think that any business is good business. Quality and community matter. I won't be patronizing them at any time.
William June 13, 2012 at 04:04 PM
It's Hawaii. Most people there are illiterate.
William June 13, 2012 at 04:09 PM
Give them a break, they are probably "irregular migrants," as the UN calls them, or the children there of. If the former is true, they may have very little education, with extremely poor English. The latter, if they graduate, they speak neither English nor Spanish well due to our system. It is a spelling mistake made by the employees of a hired contractor. It has nothing do to with Walmart, politics, etc... Haven't you guys made a typo ever?
barbara segal June 13, 2012 at 06:13 PM
No one knows how to spell or speak anymore. Too much attention is paid to iPhones, texting, etc. Even people whose primary language is English have no idea how to speak proper English or spell. How about "How are you?" "I'm good...YOURSELF?" What's with the "YOURSELF?" Would you say, "Myself is fine"?
dillon sparks June 13, 2012 at 06:53 PM
so don't patronize it. so many people complain about walmart but they seem to keep opening stores and hiring people. That's what makes our Country so strong--the right to shop, vote, study, worship, etc however way and with whom you choose. So keep shouting down those you hate..........that's protected too.
dillon sparks September 21, 2012 at 07:44 PM
just came back to read follow-up comments. And I checked about a week ago....YUP, WalMart still there. I guess there are more shoppers than Haters. Still a great country though....lots of choices for all philosophies. And those of you who have a problem with big box type stores and their inherent parking problems....the solution lies with your LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Try getting involved to change the legal ordinances that address those types of things. Or you could give up and just rap on like signifying monkeys. Get involved or get run over.


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