Liz Farrell

Liz’s Notebook: Welcome to ‘Buffton,’ population 0

A directional sign on eastbound SC 46 leaving Hardeeville, also known as Plantation Drive, in Jasper County is photographed on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A reader notified the newspaper of the misspelling of Bluffton, which is missing the letter ‘L.’
A directional sign on eastbound SC 46 leaving Hardeeville, also known as Plantation Drive, in Jasper County is photographed on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. A reader notified the newspaper of the misspelling of Bluffton, which is missing the letter ‘L.’ dmartin@islandpacket.com

A sign on S.C. 46 at the intersection of S.C. 170 and near S.C. 315 sends drivers to the town of Buffton, just 10 miles away.

Oopsy. Forgot your “L,” S.C. Department of Transportation proofreader who probably doesn’t exist.

What a fun misspelling, though. And, a bonus, we took a picture of it so that you won’t hurt yourself trying for any lol Instagram post on your commute.

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Back in 2013, a sign on S.C. 170 at the intersection of U.S. 278 dropped the “E” in Hardeeville, but “Buffton” beats that one for sure. It makes me wish for the existence of a town where the residents could refer to themselves as a bunch of Buffys.

I’ve also long enjoyed SCDOT’s tendency to shorten “Hilton Head Island” so that it can be literally read “Hilton Head is (X miles away)” on area signs.

A representative from SCDOT said he didn’t think the sign with the Bluffton misspelling had been up too long and said that it’s coming down in the next few days so it can be replaced.

Buffton, we hardly knew ye.

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