Friday, March 4, 2011

Dyslexia. It's A Beautiful Thing.

I have a very mild case of dyslexia that mostly manifests itself in signs and headlines, in which I read things that aren't there.

I remember some years ago I walked past a sign that said "Hotel Eccentric." When I looked again, it said "Hotel Entrance."

I liked it better the first way.

Today, I was shocked at the news headline that police had tackled a Wisconsin lawnmower.

Thinking that police surely have better things to do than wrestle with garden equipment, I looked again, and the tackle-ee was actually a lawmaker.

I leave it to the reader to decide which one is more worth tackling.


2 comments:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

We live in a more interesting world than most, that's all.

A much, MUCH more interesting world.

(Dragon/diagonal and elf/tea being misreadings that stuck in my mind.... hey, in the right font, "TEA" looks a little like Elf...)

Jeff D said...

That sort of thing happens to me all the time! But I don't think it is related to dyslexia.

 
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