Quite mundane, and quite pointless, but surprising nonetheless.
I got a parking ticket yesterday, and was surprised to see the word “offence”. My first thought was that the City of Los Angeles must be buying ticket forms from Canada. However, there’s nothing on it to suggest that it was printed there. Another explanation may be that the form is computer generated, and was programmed by people outside the U.S., which could be any country where English is commonly used in technical and business discourse, not least India.
Has anyone else in the U.S. noticed anything like this recently? Not that I mind, at least not until the tickets start to say “impeding the Crown’s highway” or something like that.