Raymond misreads newspaper headlines, episode 2

Raymond Chen

I have a strange tendency to misread newspaper headlines. This week, I read the headline Rogan Sets 200 Back World Record, and I thought, “There’s a world record for running 200 meters backward?” Well, actually there is, but this article was actually about the 200 meter backstroke (swimming).

Once I figured that out, I was not confused by the next headline: Lochte Sets 100 IM World Record.


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