$700 Million Project at USC Doesn't Spring for Spellcheck


USC recently unveiled their $700 million student housing project which features amenities like retail shops and restaurants. The new complex also features a brand-new bronze statue of Hecuba, the Queen of Troy during the Trojan war, with a problematic spelling error. 

Included on the statue was a quote from Shakespeare's Hamlet which contained a misspelling of the Bard's nom de plume. The missing 'e' was not caught by anyone in the production process. 

The scene quoted on the statue from Act 2, Scene 2, comes from one of Hamlet's soliloquies:

And all for nothing—

For Hecuba!

What’s Hecuba to him or he to Hecuba

That he should weep for her?

- Shakespear's Hamlet.

No word on whether folks at UCLA's English Department have stopped laughing yet. 


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