Did you mis-read the the first line? How about the line you just read? ย Many thanks to @brownhillsdog for bring it to my attention!


  1. Yup. Read it wrong. Such a fan of the movie my brain must have scanned what it deemed necessary, filled in the blanks by using the image below. Clever clogs.

    However, the “the the” jumped out at me. Curious. Most curious.

    1. Curious? Man that is more than just curious… that is down right astonishingly amazing. I read that and then you read the line back thinking “what do you mean I got it wrong” …. and then BAM! You got it wrong?!?!

      I really want a poster of this now for my cousin for christmas – the guy would love it. Going to look online right now!

  2. I saw the error in the picture as I read it, probably because I have seen so many of these before. Missed ‘the the’ though.

    1. I was referring to the third error in my message but it looks like I meant the second one. I didn’t see the second one (the the) until a few seconds after.

  3. I read it right, but I’m dyslexic, so each word is more of a labor for me. My sister’s in publishing. She sent us a children’s book she’d proof read, and I found errors she’d missed! Maybe everything should be proof read a second time by dyslexics. It’d be slow, but reversals and duplications would be found.

  4. PS-I didn’t bother reading your line, until I started reading the other comments (BUT that was the kind of mistake my sister missed). Maybe I shouldn’t proof read!

  5. It took me a while to see the top line, but I’m still not sure I see what’s wrong with the bottom line. If it’s the duplicative ‘you’, that can actually make sense – “what if i told you you read the bottom line incorrectly” may look wrong, but is technically right. For clarity, perhaps it should read, “what if i told you that you read the bottom line incorrectly”, but both ‘you’s are needed, both the objective and nominative one. (I think) (on the other hand I do think ‘wrong’ is the wrong word choice, as it should be an adverb, modifying the verb ‘read’)

  6. no, I read everything correctly. Mistakes like that always trip me up, which is why I can’t read badly written books. I am looking for a job as a proof-reader.

  7. Interesting, Richard, thanks for this one ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve actually seen this before, quite a few months ago, but it caught me out again this time, whilst the second trip-up line, again, I’ve seen that one quite a few times before and it didn’t catch me out, so maybe (I don’t know) that trip-up pattern’s now registered, whilst the pattern in that first line hasn’t become familiar yet. Again, I don’t know, but it’s just intriguing that one tripped me up (again) and the other didn’t. Thanks again, as always, for that little cerebral workout ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. Yeah yeah, got me twice. Yeah yeah, got me twice. (You won’t believe it, but wrote that twice too! Look for yourself.)

    1. Thanks for your message.

      I’m at a conference and I do not know if I will have access to my emails. If you require a response from me, I’ll get back to you as soon as possible next week. I will return to the office on Monday.

      Best wishes David Mathew

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