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This story is straight outta her playbook…It made me laugh.

No, managers with Gloucester’s Public Works Department aren’t idiots. They’re just trying to catch cheats. When the Massachusetts city unveiled its new $2 purple trash bags that all residents must use when disposing of household waste, the word ‘official’ was deliberately spelled ‘offcial.’

Recycling coordinator Kathy Middleton told The Gloucester Daily Times the intentional misspelling is supposed to make it easier to catch people who try to counterfeit bags. Middleton said counterfeiting has been a problem in the past. John Craig, regional manager for WasteZero, the company that makes the bags, said he has never before had a community request a deliberate misspelling. Middleton said the next batch of bags the city orders will be correct.

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