In D*g We Trust!

January 16, 2015 • 3:30 pm

Another elebenty gazillion readers sent me links to this story, which just begs to be told. As both CNN and the BBC report, there was a big error made when a Florida sheriff ordered carpeting for his office. From CNN:

A Florida sheriff’s office is sending back some official rugs after an embarrassing typo in them put the rug company in the doghouse.

The large green rugs with the black and yellow Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office logo included the phrase “In Dog We Trust” within one of its crests.

It was supposed to read “In God We Trust.” A deputy standing in the lobby spotted the error on Wednesday,according to CNN affiliate WFTS.

The Sheriff’s Office told WFTS that rug manufacturer, American Floor Mats, made the “In Dog We Trust” error. The company will replace them.

Here’s what the flubbed carpet looked like:



This, of course, is quadruply offensive.  It shows a religious slogan in a public office (probably not illegal given that the phrase, with G*d, is the official motto of the United States), it is an egregious error that would anger the faithful, and it’s a waste of public money to order such a custom carpet. Regular readers can figure out the fourth problem.

h/t: JSP

52 thoughts on “In D*g We Trust!

    1. I can’t help wondering if there was no dyslexia involved at all – that an atheist with a sense of humour did it deliberately!

  1. It’s a hideous rug, regardless. Why not just pick something off-the-shelf that coordinates with the decor of the office? Surely people arriving know where they are without having a rug that tells them?

    1. Indeed. The canine-centric folks I align myself with here are of the opinion that they should simply have given the rug to the canine unit, and I concur.

      1. That would be an entirely sensible solution with minimal waste of resources. So, far too sensible for the official mind.

      2. +1. I concur as well. Does this mean we’ve initiated some sort of self destruct sequence or missile launch or something?

          1. I never could get into Silver Surfer. Maybe if he was named, “Sliver Serfer” and he concerned himself with proletariat uprisings…..

    1. I *think* it’s supposed to be a sheriff’s badge. (Does that mean that all law enforcement officials are servants of Satan? – that would actually explain quite a lot…)

  2. I think it’s weird that organizations put their logos and symbols on floors.

    “Welcome, all you citizens who fear and dislike us! Please wipe your feet on our noble seal!”

  3. Does it really say in dog we trust? Or is the lettering just too small for the thickness of the individual carpet yarns to make clear letters? It seems to me that the letters could easily be smudged by having the orange knocked out of place from people walking on them.

    1. Maybe a ploy from the local animal protection society to get some funds by auctioning this now notorious carpet? If so, brilliant and congrats, I hope it will get you tens of thousands of bucks for your abandoned d*gs and cats.
      If I were a millionaire, I would gladly squander a dozen or so grands to have it.
      Trump? Kyosaki? etc? Where are you? (guess they don’t read WEIT, to their detriment, btw).

  4. I, most certainly, in dog do not trust. I will and have walked a long way, out of my way to avoid them.

  5. Yes, the “in g*d we trust” is so original and useful.

    How about – I trust you have bullets in your gun.

    1. Per the Florida Constitution on the Great Seal of Florida, Dumbledore is “an Indian female scattering flowers.”

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