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#1 andante

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 10:54

I am constantly misreading the topic titles, and I don't just do it once. Every time I see the topic I read it (misread it) the same way.

Today's topics:

Sofa for the young. (sol-fa for the young)

Exercises Naked. (Exercises needed)

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I just wondered if anyone else had any amusing misreads to share? (Maybe I'm weird laugh.gif )
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#2 fsharpminor

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:11

Well its not a topic title, but the most common one for me, is if I see a van in the high street, I read it as 'Shoplifters' rather than 'Shopfitters'
I also often read about the Conservatory party.
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#3 hello_cello

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 11:51

Yes, that was a misleading topic title.
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#4 Maizie

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:11

The one called "Harp shopping", I kept reading as "Harp shooting" ohmy.gif
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 12:43

That's exactly what I mean. laugh.gif
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 14:56

QUOTE(hello_cello @ Aug 15 2011, 01:51 PM) View Post

Yes, that was a misleading topic title.


Same !
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#7 tonedeafmum

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 16:23

I am always doing this! Today I misread 'Do real pianists wear rings?' as 'Do real pianists wear thongs?' blush.gif and a while ago there was 'Music Stand - wall hung' which I repeatedly misread as 'Well hung.'

Suspect I may have 'issues.' blink.gif
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Posted 15 August 2011 - 20:49

QUOTE(tonedeafmum @ Aug 15 2011, 05:23 PM) View Post

I am always doing this! Today I misread 'Do real pianists wear rings?' as 'Do real pianists wear thongs?' blush.gif and a while ago there was 'Music Stand - wall hung' which I repeatedly misread as 'Well hung.'

Suspect I may have 'issues.' blink.gif



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Posted 15 August 2011 - 21:21

The classic one of course is the thread at the top of each forum - the FAQ, which can be easily misread as 'fag' wink.gif

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:25

QUOTE(A.U.K @ Aug 15 2011, 09:49 PM) View Post

QUOTE(tonedeafmum @ Aug 15 2011, 05:23 PM) View Post

I am always doing this! Today I misread 'Do real pianists wear rings?' as 'Do real pianists wear thongs?' blush.gif and a while ago there was 'Music Stand - wall hung' which I repeatedly misread as 'Well hung.'

Suspect I may have 'issues.' blink.gif



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at least I know I'm not alone - some of my misreadings are very worrying laugh.gif
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 10:52

tonedeafmum, I think some therapy would not be amiss, in working through your 'issues' ... tongue.gif

I also confess to misreading topics, but not quite with the suggestiveness others seem to imagine. My usual trick is to misread 'titles' as .......(replace the 'l' with an 'i' and you're getting close) blush.gif

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:24

Leaving out the 'L' when you read 'public' is very common and can liven up dull newspaper articles about 'public offence orders' and 'the public sector' . . .


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Posted 16 August 2011 - 11:42

I sometimes read a sign TO LET as TOILET
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 13:38

There was a film a few years ago: Shakespeare in Hove . . .
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Posted 16 August 2011 - 14:42

I nearly choked when French Connection changed it's branding image...
what the FCUK!
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