Yahoo Maps can't spell

Yahoo Maps misspells Haight Ashbury

OK. This post may be very San Francisco-centric. But I expect more from Yahoo Maps than the misspelling of a legendary city district.

Haight Ashbury may have a Ben & Jerry's ice cream shop and an increasing number of overpriced shoe stores now, but it was ground zero for a cultural movement in the 1960s that still greatly influences sex, drugs, and rock and roll 40 years later.

According to Yahoo Maps, though, it's spelled "Height Ashbury."

Interestingly, the man at the helm of Yahoo, co-founder Jerry Yang, was born in 1968, a year after the famed "Summer of Love." But that's no excuse.

Nice catch by Valleywag.

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