Here are few messages which we thought were understood easily, but did we really understand them or got more confused ?
Objects in mirror are closer than they appear
That is a message you would see daily which is a safety warning that is required to be engraved on passenger side mirrors of motor vehicles.
But do beginners get it correctly ? New drivers might find difficulty here, are the objects in this specific mirror closer or this applies to all mirrors ? Well, this message says that objects like car, bike behind you will appear far due to the small size in the mirror, but actually are closer than they seem.
No keyboard detected. Press F1 to continue
This one is a classic message and almost everyone who have used a desktop computer must have seen this at least one. What does the computer wants to convey here ? you’re asking a person who has lost his legs to kick the ball, awesome !!
The manufacturer never realised that the user won’t be able to press the keyboard button if the keyboard itself isn’t connected, well done.
Better than the best
If you’re pretty good at English grammar, you may still want to read this again even though you came across this phrase earlier on numerous occasions.
If it goes this way, Good → Better → Best, then how it goes backwards again ? Good → Better → Best → Better ?
This happens to be a valid phrase in English, surprisingly.
All the faith he had had had had no effect on the outcome of his life
Another sentence from English grammar which perfectly makes sense and is pretty much valid, but does not sound to be, does it ?
On first observation it seems to be a typo where the word ‘HAD’ has been typed incorrectly multiple times. Take a closer look and just split the 4 ‘had’ into 2 and take a pause, it really sounds valid.
The more you know, the less you know
How on earth does that sound correct ? Is this statement complete in first place to understand it ?
Well there are many theories where people have tried to prove this correct, but the more you read of those the more complex it sounds.
If You Fail to Plan, You Plan to Fail
One of the most frequently used phrase by governance bodies and entrepreneurs, just 2 jumbled words ‘Plan’ and ‘Fail’ and I’m not exactly sure which one should be used where.
Is it ‘fail to plan’ or ‘plan to fail’ ? Who would plan to fail ?
Well this one makes complete sense too and you would agree if you have failed sometime in life because you did not plan, in a way you yourself planned your failure.
Mutual Funds are subject to market risk -
please read the offer document carefully before investing
This is something people hardly understand or even try to understand, but always tend to agree to this.
Majority of them did not even bother to read the document but blindly oblige to it.