Tuesday, February 27, 2007

27 February: May contain....

There must be a word to describe that affliction when you read something that is written perfectly correctly, and your brain scrambles it ever so slightly.

Browsing a few blogs (over the Low Boredom Threshold again) - someone was querying nutritional content. What they really wrote was "carb and fat" - so why did I read it as "crab and fart"?

1 comment:

Judith said...

Oh yes! If you're like me, you count that sort of affliction as one of the advantages of increasing age, rather than the contrary. I get the same effect through not hearing clearly too. I wonder though if it is pure error, or if old Freud would tell us it is the hidden you (or me)showing forth and making these apparently random errors.