I’m guessing somebody had some e’splaining to do when a number of these signs were noticed at Kaw Point Park, in Kansas City, Kansas.
Obviously “Smile, you’re on camera” was their intent.
It’s not an uncommon error, and in my case not an uncommon typo.
But that’s why we proof our stuff a few times, and why editors get a look at all of our copy before it goes to print.
(BTW, when I looked back over the above text I found where I’d originally typed “was there intent.” See, it happens.)
This is the only edited sign that I saw at the park.
It is humorous, though, that the camera we’re supposed to be smiling for is pointing straight into the air.