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Old 06 June 2017, 06:41 PM
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Right as I was browsing this thread, I saw this sticker on a sandwich. It talked about a local farm stand and their offerings, including:
Fresh DJs & Barber Shop.

In reality:
Fresh Seafood & Butcher Shop.

The best part is, I glanced at it and misread it twice, each time getting something new wrong.
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Old 06 June 2017, 09:26 PM
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I think someone else on this site made the same mistake, but it wasn't posted in this thread-

Shelving some books in the school library today. Looked twice at J. K. Rowling's newer title, "Fantastic Breasts and Where to Find Them."


I'm sure it would have great appeal, but still tremendously inappropriate for the location...
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Old 10 June 2017, 11:36 PM
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Post on Facebook, actually from a friend of a friend but this person shared it publicly so it showed up on my news feed when my friend liked it.

What I saw: "6 months free booze."

What it actually said: "6 Months booze free."

Swapping those two little words completely changes the meaning.
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Old 13 June 2017, 01:28 PM
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A New York Times headline on Google News: "Dennis Rodman, Frequent Visitor to North Korea, Is Back"

I read: "Dennis Rodman, Frequent Visitor to North Korea, Is Black"

Come on, folks - do we have to bring race into it?
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Old 26 June 2017, 05:06 PM
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"Alligator charges man trying to take picture"

I read it correctly, but at first I interpreted it as "charge with a crime" rather than "run towards." Like the alligator was the prosecutor in a criminal case or something.

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Old 26 June 2017, 05:11 PM
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"Alligator charges man trying to take picture"

I read it correctly, but at first I interpreted it as "charge with a crime" rather than "run towards." Like the alligator was the prosecutor in a criminal case or something.
Or he could have been a celebrity alligator who demands an up-front fee before posing for/with people. Before eating them, that is.
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Old 30 June 2017, 01:55 AM
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News ticker on MLB Network:

"10 Reasons To Fill Out Your Final Ass Ballot."



It was actually "Your Final ASG(All-Star Game)Ballot."
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Old 11 July 2017, 05:46 PM
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A real-life headline I thought I heard: Local news show said "coming up, a man runs to escape a pack of attacking bears". Except I heard "hares". Made for an interesting mental picture.
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Old 12 July 2017, 08:55 PM
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I thought this article headline was As Russia scandal touches his son, Trump privately resigns. You can imagine my disappointment when I realised that was not what it said but was actually As Russia scandal touches his son, Trump privately rages.

http://www.cp24.com/world/as-russia-...ages-1.3499161
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Old 22 July 2017, 10:38 PM
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Bonsai Kitten

From my cable system's info bar:

My Cat From Hell: Cat Farts

:looks again:

My Cat From Hell: Cat Facts

Oh, drat.
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Old 23 July 2017, 01:34 PM
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From my cable system's info bar:

My Cat From Hell: Cat Farts

:looks again:

My Cat From Hell: Cat Facts

Oh, drat.
Missed opportunity for Jackson to visit Chicago, the windy kitty.
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Old 23 July 2017, 01:40 PM
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mbravo, I'm glad I read that just before, rather than just after, I filled my mouth with coffee!
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Old 23 July 2017, 04:46 PM
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tl-

(we have been watching A LOT of MCFH here lately)
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Old 23 July 2017, 06:29 PM
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Sorry about the hijack, but apparently not sorry enough not to do it:

The couple of times I've seen that show it's actually annoyed me some: not so much the advice he gives people, but that the show doesn't point out that most of what it's addressing is entirely normal cat behavior that the humans were somehow not expecting, rather than being strange and unusual behavior on the part of the cats.

I mean, your kitten tears around the house and climbs the curtains and gets on top of everything? Yes, there are ways to discourage the behavior; but she's a kitten, what did you expect?
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Old 24 July 2017, 12:45 AM
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I wonder if it might depend on the season! I've seen him point it out to several of the people on the show explicitly, though I think the "homework" he gives the families to do kind of implicitly expresses the idea of "cats need [noun] so that they can [verb], a natural instinct." Ideally someone watching enough episodes would pick up on the patterns of suggestions Jackson makes pretty routinely across various scenarios.

But I do get what you're saying, and there are certainily a lot of people on there who seem to have been expecting pettable fish or small dogs when they adopted their cats.
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Old 25 July 2017, 12:18 PM
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I mean, your kitten tears around the house and climbs the curtains and gets on top of everything? Yes, there are ways to discourage the behavior; but she's a kitten, what did you expect?

In other words, a normal day at my house.
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Old 02 August 2017, 07:53 PM
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"White House Credibility Soars."

I almost give myself whiplash with the double take.

Luckily I was not drinking anything at the time so my keyboard was safe.

"White House Credibility Sours".

OK. Not good, but correct.
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Old 04 August 2017, 12:51 PM
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There's an ad on The Atlantic's website that asks What is the Moral Compass of Your Car? but when I first saw it I had to do a double take because I thought it said: What is the Moral Compass of Your Cat?

I dunno, which one of my cats are you talking about?
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There is a show called "Teen Titans" on some channel of my DirecTV feed. When using the 'Guide' function to scroll through whats on, this gets abreviated 'Teen Tit.....' Almost enough to make a dirty old man stop and see what THAT show is.
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Old 04 August 2017, 07:30 PM
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Along those same lines I sometimes see emails in my inbox from "Publisher's Clearing Ho" and "American Diabetes Ass", although neither of those sounds as titillating as teens.
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