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Have you ever read something that was completely wrong?

Asked by Kardamom (31912points) January 17th, 2015

I’m sitting here, sick in bed, looking at stuff on my computer. I have a few tabs open and I just glanced at one of them and I swear it said, “fat jokes make me sick.” Then I thought to myself, why would I even have something like that on one of my tabs? So I looked at it again and it reads: trader joes fake meat. Lol.

Why do you think I thought it said that particular phrase, as opposed to just not being able to read it, because the lettering is so small?

I was looking at Trader Joe’s products, earlier, to show to a friend, because they just put one in near her house and she’s never been there before. Neither one of us is fat. In fact, I’ve lost 15 lbs : )

It just seemed really weird, like some subliminal message popped up in my brain. Any of you ever had something like this happen, where you read something incorrectly, but it translated into something very specific and very different?

Maybe it’s just the cough medicine talking.

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filmfann's avatar

I liked going to China, but next time I will bring chocolate bars and a small printer for the digital camera.

Berserker's avatar

Pen Island.

ragingloli's avatar

I got a dig bick.
You that read wrong.
You read that wrong too.
And you read the last sentence twice.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Oh, all the time.

And are you right, @ragingloli. Totally!

stanleybmanly's avatar

The reason is simply that your brain seeks constantly to make sense out of whatever it perceives. Your brain took the blurry message from your eyes (which are actually outgrowths of the brain), routed it through “intelligence” for analysis. Intelligence, in a flash sorted through reams of data for best match, then shot the results up to “command’’. Fortunately, command with the wisdom required of rank, viewed the data with suspicion and curiosity got the better of you. I like, in fact I prefer the way YOUR mind works.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My misreadings always make me laugh!

Berserker's avatar

@ragingloli Oh so you do go on Facebook haha.

flutherother's avatar

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dxs's avatar

@flutherother I wndoer if tihs aslo wroks for seomnoe who is new to Ensiglh.

Dutchess_III's avatar

I doutbt is, @dxs.

The_Past's avatar

I cannot read, so I practiced speed reading. I didn’t acquire that skill but it helped my style. I cannot read, I skim. That is problematic because sometimes I miss key phrases and grossly misinterpret things.

Dutchess_III's avatar

So, I had this giant box of chocolates sitting on my kitchen table since Christmas. Finally ate the last one the other day, and put the box out on the back deck to send it to the trash. Got up early one morning and was sitting on the deck, idly looking about. My eyes fell on that empty chocolate box, which was upside down. Kind of lazily read it upside down and saw…...........Ass or ted. Ummmm…...........Ted! Ted for sure. No ass.

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