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    Default Strange misreadings of words.

    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 chuckle or say WTF? I had one of those a few minutes ago just browsing and thougt it might make a good fluff thread...

    Actual word: Unions
    Read it as : Unicorns

    The actual post title (which I did not read) was "hitmen and unions", but reading it as hitmen and unicorns , well that would have been much more interesting, so I was a bit disapointed when I re-read the title.

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    I just misread your "unions" for "onions" :s
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    This are actually Freudian slips.

    Insted of reading "Rame Metalice" (metalic frames), I read Rene Magritte.

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    What about:

    Actual word:hadron (a type of particle)
    Misread to be: hard-on

    ?

    Especially considering the large hadron collider....

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    In chat I had the description under my name set to "multitask", but kept reading it as 'mutalisk' when glancing at it, so eventually changed it.

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    I do this all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    I do this all the time.
    Me, too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kathara View Post
    This are actually Freudian slips.

    Insted of reading "Rame Metalice" (metalic frames), I read Rene Magritte.
    i disagree. for the sake of efficiency, many people only read the first and last letters (or few letters) of a word and then guess, more or less, what the word is.

    as the saying goes, "a freudian slip is when you mean one thing but say your mother"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grayscale View Post
    as the saying goes, "a freudian slip is when you mean one thing but say your mother"
    That's spooky, as Freudian as it sounds I read that last word as motherfucker.
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