It usually happens when I'm reading online in that split second after I've hit the back button on the browser -- or clicked on a new link -- and my eye will pick up a phrase or sentence from the disappearing web page that registers on my brain *after* the new page is already loading, and I can't re-check to see if I really saw what I saw. Which can be some really weird stuff.
Such as the following:
'A posy'! That makes so much more sense. I read 'a pony':
I think she'll need a bigger vase.
Or this one, last week:
'Calgary pathologist'! *slaps forehead* I read 'Culinary pathologist':
Which is kind of gross, really. Ewwww.
Or this, which showed up in an ad at the side of my Facebook page:
NY Ski Deals starting $15
'Ski deals'! Well that sounds so much better than 'ski deaths', which is what I read.
Not exactly a great marketing campaign.
But the best one was this:
The Canadian Press
OTTAWA—Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is lashing out at the judicial system, accusing judges and lawyers of undermining Canada’s immigration process by indulging spurious refugee cases.
I bet you can figure out what I thought I read: