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    Thread: Einstein's missing math, started by grapes‎, 20-February-2012 02:44 PM.

    Misread as: Einstein's grapes of wrath.

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    Well, not exactly misread, but open to an alternate interpretation: http://www.bautforum.com/showthread....ch-on-the-Moon
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    "What can a polar bear smell"

    Not really misread, but in my mind this one is always processed as "what can a polar bear smell like". Given their lifestyle, I think they smell like rotten fish, dirty snow, salty water, bear...

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    My first thought upon seeing "Torino 10" was that the poster had made a mistake because the Torino Olympics were in 2006, while the 2010 Olympics were in Vancouver.

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    Not on Bautforum, but on the Rocketry Forum a few years back there was a thread entitled "Gene Kranz Joins the Choir". I didn't miss read, but I did misinterpret it and got really sad all of a sudden.

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    Thread: This one

    Misread as: Thread Tides You've Misread

    (I really need to get a pair of glasses just for computer work. Progressive bifocals are tricky that way.)
    Brett's the name. Peters Creek is the place.
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    Thread Titles You've Misfired? ... oh, wait..

    Do abbreviated thread titles count? On the main page of the forum the title of the most recently active thread in a subforum is abbreviated, often leading to (IMNSHO) funny combinations of abbreviated thread title and most recent poster. Could humans eat extraterrestrial creatures? in LiS would show as "Could humans eat ... Inclusa". Ah well, it made me grin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slang View Post
    Could humans eat extraterrestrial creatures? in LiS would show as "Could humans eat ... Inclusa".
    So, what was the answer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coelacanth View Post
    So, what was the answer?
    I have not checked the entire thread, and haven't tested myself, but "so, what" could indeed be the answer.
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    Ridiculously True, or Truly Ridiculous?

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    I misread elizabeth25's thread "Sinus help" as "Sirius help" which amused me, while at the same time I appreciate she's having a difficult time right now and I don't want to belittle the fact.

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    In Space Exploration there is the NASA to go nuclear thread. I read it just fine, but in my brain I always think "what is NASA so angry about?".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    Not on Bautforum, but on the Rocketry Forum a few years back there was a thread entitled "Gene Kranz Joins the Choir". I didn't miss read, but I did misinterpret it and got really sad all of a sudden.
    Ouch, I can understand that reaction!

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    Please Please Go!!

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    Every time I see the title of the Q&A thread Mars in a Lightbulb, I read it fine, but I think <singing> If I could put Mars in a lightbulb... (to the tune of If I could put time in a bottle...
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    I used to think that the goal of "leave a random silly sentence" was to post stuff such as:

    "people who park on the wrong side of the road are sentenced to wear their coat inside out for 3 weeks"
    "people who drive too fast are sentenced to drive backwards for one month"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    "people who drive too fast are sentenced to drive backwards for one month"
    I know someone whose fast driving would barely be impeded at all by having to do it backwards!

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    Ah, he owns a Porsche 928 or an old Daf variomatic.

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    overmodulation

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Beardsley View Post
    I misread elizabeth25's thread "Sinus help" as "Sirius help" which amused me, while at the same time I appreciate she's having a difficult time right now and I don't want to belittle the fact.
    I did the same!

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    I don't have problems with the name of the thread, Kamchatkan-Volcanoes, but for some reason I keep reading the mountain names as:
    Mr. Gorely
    Mr. Bezmianny
    Mr. Sheveluch

    Those names could have been in the rough draft of "Reservoir Dogs".
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    Slightly off topic: A few hours ago I saw a news headline about The Chicken Nugget Casino.

    Blinked.

    It's The Golden Nugget Casino.

    I got a good laugh out of that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Solfe View Post
    I don't have problems with the name of the thread, Kamchatkan-Volcanoes, but for some reason I keep reading the mountain names as:
    Mr. Gorely
    Mr. Bezmianny
    Mr. Sheveluch

    Those names could have been in the rough draft of "Reservoir Dogs".
    That reminds me of the Jimmy Neutron episode where Carl goes "It says they took him to Mr. Everest. Jimmy, who's Mr. Everest?"

    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Slightly off topic: A few hours ago I saw a news headline about The Chicken Nugget Casino.

    Blinked.

    It's The Golden Nugget Casino.

    I got a good laugh out of that.
    That is pretty funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jokergirl View Post
    I did the same!
    Me three.
    As above, so below

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    Slightly off topic: A few hours ago I saw a news headline about The Chicken Nugget Casino.
    Micky D's is expanding beyond fast foods.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    Ah, he owns a Porsche 928 or an old Daf variomatic.
    I was thinking more of a jeep where you can stand on the hood (bonnet).
    As above, so below

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    On another forum:

    What it said: "Game Change" (As in the new TV movie.)

    What I read: "Name Change" (As in, the user who created it is changing their username.)

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    Judging by some of my posts, I've mistaken the Leave-a-random-fact and We-don't-need-no-stinkin'-untrue-facts threads for each other.

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    Another one I read correctly, but interpret badly, is the "Moon Movements" thread. My first thought is to movements that astronomical bodies don't do, and animals with digestive tracts do.
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    EHD Model of Tornadoes -> End Model of Tomatoes.

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