Monday, September 3, 2012

Hold On: Canadian School Accidentally Names Self After Wilson Phillips Singer

A school in Canada has been left red-faced after putting up a new sign proclaiming the institute of learning was named after pop trio Wilson Phillips' singer Carnie Wilson and not the first woman appointed to the Canadian Senate Cairine Wilson.

It wasn't long after the sign was erected outside of the school in Orleans, Ottawa, before passersby began to notice the egregious error, with one vandal writing "Yup!" in big black letters with an arrow to point out the glaring mistake. 

School administrators quickly dispatched a worker out to fix the faux pas, changing Carnie to the appropriate Cairine. The school's trustee John Shea who was responsible for acquiring the new sign joked about the incident on his Facebook page, stating "I think people in Orleans are having a pretty good chuckle about it.

Obviously the school is named after [Canada's] first female senator, not the lead singer of Wilson Phillips."

Carnie Wilson is the daughter of reclusive Beach Boy's legend Brian Wilson and  a founding member of the successful pop group Wilson Phillips, who had a string of hits in the early 1990s. 


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