The funny error was made when maintenance works closed some of the streets around the ‘Wig and Pen pub’ in Truro, Cornwall.
The owners wanted the public to know that they’re still open for business as usual. So they got the sign printed and wanted to print ‘The Wig and Pen is open for business.’ But unfortunately, there wasn’t enough space between the words ‘pen’ and ‘is’.
So they ended up printing the ‘penis open for business’. Someone saw it and posted it on the internet and it went viral.
Although the post has been taken down.