There is a restaurant by my house with a big sign out front, the kind that spells out messages with large individual letters. The owner users it for advertising sometimes, but s/he also likes to put short phrases on it, whatever happens to be on his/her mind. I remember right after 9-11, for example, it read, "My heart is broken", or something similar.
Recently it has read "GOD BLESS AMERICA" for awhile. Only I drove by it a couple nights ago, and the letter "B" had fallen off.
The sign now reads "GOD LESS AMERICA".
Fascinating how one letter can make such a vast difference in the message being conveyed.