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Due ponte

dupontLike my friend Collene over at Wordsmifs , I too am sometimes taken at the utter lack of consistency in signage. Just as there are various ways to represent “DeLuxe” at diners and elsewhere, in Wilmington the most famous surname of all is written every which way. During my stay here in Wilmington, I have been perplexed by the various ways that ‘du Pont’ is spelled—and all these different ways are posted The Hotel du Pont. It is spelled no fewer than four different ways: with a space, no space, caps, no caps. You would think a family as influential as the E.I. du Pont de Nemours family, would have more of a style guide to their very name which owns the city (not to mention most of the state). I have photographic evidence and will post as soon as I have access to my camera cable.

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  1. collene | December 10, 2006 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    *ugh* Courtney, I feel your pain. That makes me crazy! Have you seen “de Pont” yet?

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