I Think I Need To Get My Eyes Adjusted!!! LOL
January 26, 2011 2:47am CST
Oh the joys of being legally blind. I received an e-mail with the headline "a photographic journey around the world," but I did a double take, because at first glance I read it as "a pornographic journey around the world." Now tell me, does that reflect poor eyesight, or a dirty mind? Have you misread anything interesting, lately? My husband is also legally blind, and he does stuff like this all the time. LOL We joke around all day about the silly stuff we think we see. An added twist is that he is going deaf too, so not only does he mis-read things, he mis-hears them too. haha Poor guy.
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• St. Catharines, Ontario
26 Jan 11
I often misread things, too, but I can only half-think of an example: Doing crossword puzzles I'll read one word as another and really wrack my brain trying to come up with the answer only to later see that the clue word has changed to something else... inscribe instead of irasible...
• United States
30 Jan 11
Wow!! I can see how that would happen though. I had cataract surgery myself about a yr. and a half ago, and so small print is really hard to read unless I put on reading glasses so messing up something from time to time does happen. But mistaking something like photography, that is an interesting one, but I would think it has happened to others in the past as well.
• Marion, Kansas
27 Jan 11
My husband reads things too fast, or something, and I do too from time to time. There was a certain trucking firm that had a logo that had their name and a geometric shape in the background. I always read it, because of the shape behind it, as BARF. Barf trucking. . . it was just the way the diamond in the background intersected the name, DART . They have changed their logo sometime in the last year or two, so it is much more readable as the proper name. Hubby does not hear well either, so I know those funnies as well.
• Ipswich, England
26 Jan 11
Hello danish, I think a dirty mind is the first answer to your question - it's like those drawings where children see dolphins and us adults see 2 naked people kissing :)) Oh and leaving all joke aside, the eye actually when reading makes up the words ,in the sense that you have a small black point in it, we all have it, and you don't actuallly see all that is around you, and your eye sight compensates it by reconstructing it. when reading, you tend to see the first and last letters, maybe some at the middle, and compensate the rest, especially if you have seen the words before.
26 Jan 11
It happens to me very often as well, and, since I have to deal with tons of text to proofread and edit every day, it's not very productive. I also tend to read the opposite of the word actually written - for instance, high instead of low, maximum instead of minimum, gross instead of net, and so on. But something my eyes weren't wrong about today: I'm proofing a sheet that contains lots of abbreviations... guess how the translator decided to abbreviate "asset"?