The perils of having an over-active hyperbrain that takes things in too quickly before processing.
I’ve had a few recent incidences of mis-reading something, probably because I didn’t pay enough attention or my mind works too quickly for my eyes to keep up. Or maybe it was a poor choice of font.
Either way, in these cases the results were quite comical:
|Actual sentence||What I read|
|Shake your way into shape|| Shave your way into shape |
(because body hair is heavy)
|IAEA says nuclear security improving|| IKEA says nuclear security improving |
(that well-known furniture-turned-arms supplier)
|30 OAPs die in cold weather|| 30 COPs die in cold weather |
(because today’s police force are pussies)
|Dial-a-claim|| Dial-a-clam |
(for when you just have to have that shellfish)
Note to self: slow the heck down once in a while.