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February 17th, 2013, 6:24 PM
Do you mishear or misread things often? If so, feel free to post some here.

As for misreading, I'm going to blame that on my bad eyes (and yet I'm not going to wear my glasses).

February 17th, 2013, 7:28 PM
One time, I saw my dad say something to me but all I kept hearing the "wah wah wah's" off of Charlie Brown. Then I realized it was me. He proceeded to ask if I was buffalo. Well I think that's what he said..

February 17th, 2013, 9:32 PM
I mishear things all the time. I'm not sure whether it is because I might have bad hearing or I just don't pay attention to things. Either way it happens so often I don't bother keeping check of what I have misheard and such.

February 18th, 2013, 1:01 AM
Mishear, 50/50. Not only because I have a hearing aid, but because I'm easily distracted to things.

Starry Windy
February 18th, 2013, 1:36 AM
Sometimes I mishear things when it has similar sound-like or when I was not quite concentrated.

Kikaito plush
February 18th, 2013, 1:57 AM
Well mishear only because I am kind of deaf in one ear, and a hear aid wouldn't help.

February 18th, 2013, 2:28 AM
All the time. Usually after saying 'what' the third time I give up and just nod in reply.

February 18th, 2013, 3:32 AM
I often annoy my partner by intentionally misshearing her i.e.:

Her: "Pass the remote please"

Me: "Yeah, I'd love a bacon sandwich thanks."


Her: "Just getting in the shower, won't be long"

I hear: "Just getting in the shower, feel free to turn the cold water on to annoy me"

Shining Raichu
February 18th, 2013, 3:57 AM
OMG I've been doing this so much lately! I've been hearing things as other things and they're always really suss and I wish I could remember even one example because they're always hilarious!

February 18th, 2013, 9:29 AM
Yeah, I mishear things a lot... probably because poor hearing can run in my family. The other day, my boss said does anyone have the report on Pitts, and I thought she said Tits and I was thinking "Dafuq?"

February 18th, 2013, 10:12 AM
Yep, this happens quite commonly. I always tend to mishear or misread, whether it's the way it's written, or sometimes, I can't understand because of the accent.

Sweets Witch
February 18th, 2013, 12:24 PM
All the time, to the point where it's embarrassing. I mentally keep tabs on how often I ask people to repeat themselves so I don't seem like I'm not paying attention or something, but it's difficult because sometimes I just don't understand what's being said. It happened with my mom pretty often because her illness made her speech slur.

Misreading is pretty similar but really easy to hide because I can just read the word/sentence again and understand without anybody knowing that I thought that K was an R the first time.

February 18th, 2013, 7:10 PM
I often annoy my partner by intentionally misshearing her i.e.:

Her: "Pass the remote please"

Me: "Yeah, I'd love a bacon sandwich thanks."


Her: "Just getting in the shower, won't be long"

I hear: "Just getting in the shower, feel free to turn the cold water on to annoy me"

Hahaha exactly!

If someone says "look at that beautiful piano!" I'll hear something completely different like "dude that's a weird mango".

Or I'll have to say "what?" a million times and they get fed up.

February 18th, 2013, 8:34 PM
Holy crap, yes. Given that I'm partially deaf, I need people to speak up often. Doesn't help that my attention span is terrible. :c

February 18th, 2013, 8:41 PM
I do it all the time, and when I have to ask "What?" more than two times, I just pretend I hear them and say "Yeah."

February 19th, 2013, 6:06 PM
I mishear everyone ever. Misreading hardly happens but when it does it's amusing.

My hearing is pretty bad. I can tell people are talking but many times I can't catch what they're saying. I blame listening to loud music. As you can tell I make excellent life choices. ;)

February 20th, 2013, 1:25 PM
I used to be REALLY terrible at listening to people with accents of any kind.. especially over the phone. I've gotten a lot better, and I only mishear if people speak really lowly or softly/quietly at times. Hearing people over the phone for the most part is difficult for me @_@

February 23rd, 2013, 9:41 AM
I mishear things mainly because I don't pay attention, but I somehow understand them.

February 24th, 2013, 7:12 AM
I mishear a lot because of my bad hearing. Then i say "What?" a couple of times then give up.

Shiny Celebi
February 24th, 2013, 4:09 PM
I do have some hearing troubles so I do mishear things, leading me to ask people to repeat something, it also happens with song lyrics a lot.

February 24th, 2013, 5:13 PM
ALL. THE. TIME. I think I may be going deaf like my mother. Some times I can hear what the other person is saying, but it just doesn't make sense to me, so I have to ask them to repeat themselves.

Magic Christmas Lights
February 25th, 2013, 6:58 AM
I have auditory processing disorder, so I mishear crap ALL OVER THE PLACE. God, it's so annoying. Parties, hanging out at bars, and being anywhere with any level of background noise basically means I won't be able to hear what anyone is saying to me. It takes so much effort to keep up with conversations at best, sometimes it's just impossible. In quiet environments, as long as I'm facing the person I'm usually good.