Does a ‘Welcome to Kansas City’ Sign Contain an Unfortunate Typo?

An image of a welcome sign featuring the word "anally" instead of "annually" is a digital creation.

  • Published 8 May 2018

Claim

A "Welcome to Kansas City" sign features an amusing, but unfortunate typo welcoming 25 million visitors "anally," not "annually."

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Origin

The phrase “you had one job!” is frequently used to note humorous instances when a relatively small mistake (such as a spelling error) results in a bigger or embarrassing problem. (We’ve all been there.) 

The “You Had One Job” Twitter account has posted scores of examples of this meme. On 7 May 2018, it shared an amusing image that supposedly shows a “Welcome to Kansas City” sign which mistakenly spelled the word “annually” as “anally,” delighting 12-year-olds and those who share their humor everywhere:

Unfortunately for fans of amusing typos, this misspelling wasn’t the result of careless proofreading or the handiwork of a disgruntled employee, but rather an enterprising prankster with a gift for digital editing. 

The @VisitKC Twitter account posted an image showing the original sign, and remarked that the photograph had been doctored:

 Other images showing the same sign from different angles were also posted online:

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