I didn't think these quite fit the original thread because they're not "scrabble" references...but they certainly came out wrong:
- Announcement once made at my junior high. "A paper bag lunch has been found in the Commons area. If you've lost your lunch, please report to..."
- My mom told this one on herself. She used to work at the kind of organization that looks after homeless animals. During an event that was being held outside, she made an announcement that they were going to shut down the building, "and put the animals to sleep." (Meaning it in the literal, benign sense of that word, that they'd be able to nap or sleep because there wouldn't be human activity in the building.) I could just imagine a cartoon where the animals heard that and freaked out.