View Full Version : Misreadings

August 4th, 2011, 7:27 AM
Ever have your eyes play tricks on you when reading and you process a word as something very different that gives a completely different meaning that makes you laugh or say WTF?

Pokemon Trainer Touko
August 4th, 2011, 7:43 AM
Yuppp, that happens everyday. T_T Yesterday, I misread Seebach (A place in Zürich) as Seedbaby and apple as paddle >.<

Patatas Fritas
August 4th, 2011, 1:26 PM
Yeah. This happens to me at least once a day, normally more.
If I could remember some I'd have some good examples, but I have horrendous memory so no examples sorry D:

August 4th, 2011, 1:27 PM
I don't really have any examples to mind, but yeah, I'm a really sloppy reader and this happens a lot of the time. And tbh I love it, since it can come out with some really funny (and more often than not, dirty; lol man's mind) results and completely lighten the mood of a conversation.

~*!*~Tatsujin Gosuto~*!*~
August 11th, 2011, 6:39 AM
this happend to me yesterday at my job. There is this lady at my old High School named Mrs. Terribile, and we and other people would think her name was Terrible, but its pronounced as TE-REE-BI-LE


August 11th, 2011, 6:56 AM
That happens sometimes. I'm just like what the ~. It happened yesterday in a MSN chat.

August 11th, 2011, 8:11 AM
In my chemistry class last year, I remember misreading something (Forgot what it was) and I went up to my teacher and said you seriously put that there? And then he said you seriously need to get new glasses. :x

August 11th, 2011, 9:50 AM
Oh yeah, it happens every once in awhile. Don't remember any specific examples though. lol

Elite Overlord LeSabre™
August 11th, 2011, 10:40 AM
Happens to me a lot, usually when I'm trying to skim through something quickly and I'm not paying careful attention... one specific example is the character "Buck" in D/P/Pt... I'll often misread his name as "Buick," which is my favorite car company.

It also happens with some usernames on PC, which was especially apparent during that final word search for the Get Together when we had to find members' usernames... lots of confusion there xD

August 12th, 2011, 1:01 AM
A few days ago, I misread the room numbers in some notes I was supposed to give out and ended up going into the wrong rooms to deliver them.

August 12th, 2011, 1:06 AM
This is like IRC every day.

Person 1: You're so cool!
Person 2: read that as "cold"
Person 1: how do you misread that?
Person 3: read that as "how do you breed that"

Not a real example, obviously, but that's pretty much how it is all the time.

August 12th, 2011, 1:27 PM
I follow sports a lot, and it gets confusing when I see the word "resign," because adding a hyphen to make it "re-sign" gives it an almost opposite meaning.

August 12th, 2011, 5:13 PM
I do this on a daily basis, several times a day. ~_~ It's kind of annoying moreso than amusing for me now.