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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2014, 07:05:54 PM »
Not so much misread, as mistype.  I work in public health.  For some reason I really need to be careful, because I've been known to lose my L...   :-[

I tend to have a case of missing L too...when I'm trying to type about clocks.
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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #16 on: October 08, 2014, 12:08:04 PM »
I have the 'aromatic', 'aromantic' problem.  I think it's because 'aromatic' is a much more common word. 

Back in the 1950s, meat markets would often offer 'three-legged fryers'.  These were chickens with an extra leg thrown in (we could never figure out what they did with the rest of the chicken).  My mother was a very intelligent woman but, for the life of her, she always read the sign as 'Three eggs fried'. 

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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #17 on: October 10, 2014, 12:01:28 AM »
I live not far from Cooperstown, New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. There is a brewery in Cooperstown, and all their beers have baseball names: Old Slugger, Strikeout Stout, Benchwarmer Porter ... you get the idea.

Once in a beverage store, I spotted a six-pack of P--- R--- Ale. Because it was on the shelf next to several of the Cooperstown Brewery offerings, I misread it as "Pete Rose Ale."

As anyone who follows baseball knows, Pete Rose has been deemed ineligible for the Hall of Fame because of the gambling scandal. So it surprised me that Cooperstown Brewery would name a brew after him.

They didn't. It was a non-Cooperstown product called Post Road Ale.

As a life-long (until recently) Cincinnatian, I absolutely love this post.  Thanks for the chuckle.  Pete Rose Ale for the win!  ;D ;D

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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #18 on: October 10, 2014, 01:42:33 AM »
I live not far from Cooperstown, New York, home of the Baseball Hall of Fame. There is a brewery in Cooperstown, and all their beers have baseball names: Old Slugger, Strikeout Stout, Benchwarmer Porter ... you get the idea.

Once in a beverage store, I spotted a six-pack of P--- R--- Ale. Because it was on the shelf next to several of the Cooperstown Brewery offerings, I misread it as "Pete Rose Ale."

As anyone who follows baseball knows, Pete Rose has been deemed ineligible for the Hall of Fame because of the gambling scandal. So it surprised me that Cooperstown Brewery would name a brew after him.

They didn't. It was a non-Cooperstown product called Post Road Ale.

As a life-long (until recently) Cincinnatian, I absolutely love this post.  Thanks for the chuckle.  Pete Rose Ale for the win!  ;D ;D

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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #19 on: October 10, 2014, 09:49:00 AM »
^^^   ;D

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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #20 on: October 10, 2014, 10:52:40 AM »
There is a pawn shop near me. I always, always, always misread it and see prawn shop.

First my mouth waters. Then I wonder why I can't smell prawns. Then I'm confused by the idea of a shop that *only* sells prawns.

Then I reread it for the million time and am very sad that it's still actually just a pawn shop.  :'(
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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #21 on: October 10, 2014, 11:58:41 AM »
Celany, I read that as, "There is a prawn shop near me. I always, always, always misread it and see prawn shop." and had to re-read it to find the mistake, lol.

Mine happened when I was a teenager. Dad was driving, I was window gazing. We passed a plant nursery with had a huge sign that read,

ORANGE TREES
Flowering
Or chids

and I asked my father what "chids" were.  In my defence, I am still absolutely, positively certain 37 years later that there was a space between the "r" and the "c" in orchids.

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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #22 on: October 10, 2014, 12:06:57 PM »
Celany, I read that as, "There is a prawn shop near me. I always, always, always misread it and see prawn shop." and had to re-read it to find the mistake, lol.

See? It's so easy to do! I think it's a sign that we don't eat enough prawns...  ;D
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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #23 on: October 10, 2014, 02:59:56 PM »
Last year in the Chicago area there were signs on the expressways written in 3 lines like this:

XXX fatal accidents
this year
don't drink and drive

My husband missed the first part and read it as "this year, don't drink and drive."  Once he told me that I couldn't stop seeing it that way either.

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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2014, 07:36:08 PM »
I'll give you 3.5 to 1 odds on that win!

 ;D >:D  Glad I wasn't drinking anything when I read that.  Too funny!

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Re: Things You Misread...
« Reply #25 on: October 11, 2014, 08:47:43 PM »
Just remembered one tonight.

There's a car dealership that offers "paintless dent repair". Every time I see it, I miss out the i and read "pantless"...
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