SANTA FE, N.M. — An accent mark on the official seal of the capital city of the nation's most Hispanic state is in the wrong spot.
The misplaced accent mark at the top of the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico's
But the seal on the city’s
Even Mayor Alan Webber, who is originally from St. Louis, knows the accent mark over the “s” is no bueno.
“It is always over a vowel; it is never over a consonant,” Webber said. “Yes, I learned that from my Spanish teacher.”
Santa Fe is one of the oldest continual settlements in the U.S. and has a long history with Hispanics.
This version has been corrected by removing a reference to the mayor erroneously calling the misplaced accent a tilde, as tilde in Spanish can refer to accents or other marks.
The Associated Press