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Illinois State Fair Butter Sculptor Probably Should’ve Used Spell Check ?

Butter sculptor Sarah Pratt may be looking for a new material to work with after a spelling error in her life-size butter cow made national headlines.

Unfortunately for Pratt, butter doesn’t come with spellcheck, and the artist was probably wishing it did after a tiny misspelling got her some big attention.

On Thursday Pratt unveiled the giant cow made entirely of butter that she sculpted for the Illinois State Fair in celebration of the state’s 200th birthday.

Can you spot the error?

Pratt had misplaced an “n” in a sign meant to read “Grand Champion State, 1818, Bicentennial 2018.” Visitors quickly noticed the mistake, which was soon corrected.

Pratt’s¬†mistake attracted national attention as news outlets everywhere couldn’t resist making butter-related puns.

And people on Twitter also got in on the action.

But the error didn’t seem to lessen anyone’s enthusiasm to see the cow in person.

Marla Behrends, a spokesperson for the Midwest Dairy Association, said that, after people noticed the mistake, Pratt apologized, confessing that she is a terrible speller and usually relies on her husband to check her work. The cow and the corrected sign can both be seen live on the Illinois State Fair webcam.

As for Sarah Pratt, we wish her butter luck next time.

H/T – Today, KVOA


Written by Dennis Matthew Livesey

Matt is a writer, designer, and native New Yorker. He has worked in film, where he enjoyed a brief career as a stand-in for Ian Holm; finance, where he pretended to understand his job, and real estate, where nothing remarkable happened. He writes about science, technology, and media. His work includes magazine articles, one published book, and the looming inevitability of the second.