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What is one to say about June? The time of perfect young summer, the fulfilment of the promise of the earlier months, and with as yet no sign to remind one that its fresh young beauty will ever fade.

Gertrude Jekyll
A swarm of bees in May
Is worth a load of hay;
A swarm of bees in June
Is worth a silver spoon;
A swarm of bees in July
Is not worth a fly.
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Misheard / Misread

LynneLynne Your TeacherHomePosts: 9,170 mod
Today I misread "he will be djing" as "he will be dying".

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  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,179 mod
    Ah! I had to think about that! It needs a hyphen D-jaying.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    Today I misread " I always wanted to ride across the priairie bareback with my plaits flying behind me!" as " I always wanted to ride across the priairie bareback with my pants flying behind me!"
  • amatsuscribbleramatsuscribbler Teacher Posts: 2,179 mod
    Ah, but would I be wearing pants?!!!!! :P
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    For months I had misread bundled as "blunded"
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2014
    Today I misread "I always thought a cow must be milked" as "I always thought a cow must be killed"
    BTW if I type "misread" in the search bar this thread doesn't show up. Why is that?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    edited April 2014
    It's only a computer.
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    @Lynne‌ It's only a computer?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    Yes. It's not infallible.
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    ah ok.
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I misread "'I'm good thanks', or 'No, I'm good' ..." as "I'm no good".

    http://learnenglish.vanillaforums.com/discussion/comment/19560/#Comment_19560
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    Good to know that kind of misreadings happen to everyone.
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I misread "insightful" as "delightful".
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited March 2015
    I misread Photogenic as P.ornographic. :o


    AiksNash earned the Photogenic badge.
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  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    >:)
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    That badge, does not, and will never exist on this forum. :innocent:
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    I read a post in Facebook (a picture of a chalkboard) as:-

    "Without deviation from the worm, progress is not possible".

    Of course it was actually, "Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible".

  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    Maybe they meant worm @Lynne!

    The worm turneth?
  • HeknerHekner Posts: 1,487 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I misread "Mercedes Benz, the best or nothing" as "Mercedes Benz, the best of nothing".
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    :)
  • BobmendezBobmendez Posts: 392 ✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    I misheared a song. She sang " ... the man you fought with this morning..." as I had understood it later, but first I was really embarrassed o:)
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    What was it supposed to be @Bobmendez‌?
  • BobmendezBobmendez Posts: 392 ✭✭✭

    2 min 26 sec
  • BobmendezBobmendez Posts: 392 ✭✭✭
    Never mind @mheredge. It seems I'm getting deaf and stupid a bit :p
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    I do it all the time @Bobmendez‌. I'm very bad at following lyrics and never remember them.
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    edited September 2014
    Today I misheard "with every single beat of my heart" as "with every single beer of my heart"
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    Was this wishful thinking @SLB? Were you thirsty at the time?
  • SLBSLB Posts: 1,289 ✭✭✭✭
    Well, I don't drink so it couldn't be wishful thinking.
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    :D

  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,170 mod
    I just read:-

    "It's no crime to be ignorant of comics..." I agreed with him too.

    It actually said: "It's no crime to be ignorant of economics..."
  • mheredgemheredge Wordsmith Here and therePosts: 25,675 mod
    Hahaha. But I don't agree with the second sentence.
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