745: Dyslexics

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The joke shirt is supposed to be  "{{w|Dyslexia|Dyslexics}} of the world Untie" because dyslexics mixed up the T and the I. In this case, the dyslexics were trying to make the joke shirt and mixed up the T and the I again because they are dyslexic.
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The joke shirt is supposed to be  "{{w|Dyslexia|Dyslexics}} of the world Untie", a nod to the {{w|The Far Side}} comic touching on the same topic (Dyslexics marching in parade, carrying a sign (inadvertently) reading "Dyslexics of the world UNTIE") because dyslexics mixed up the T and the I. In this case, the dyslexics were trying to make a parody of their propensity to transpose letters.  The double transposition cancelled out, resulting in the original (but unintended) untransposed message.
  
 
The title text is an inversion of the inversion of the joke in the comic, in which [[Randall]] accidentally wrote the "incorrect" version of the shirt while trying to draw the comic.
 
The title text is an inversion of the inversion of the joke in the comic, in which [[Randall]] accidentally wrote the "incorrect" version of the shirt while trying to draw the comic.

Revision as of 15:11, 16 November 2012

Dyslexics
And of course I had to redo this like three times because I kept writing 'UNTIE'; I kept doing 'doing 'doing it wrong' wrong' wrong.
Title text: And of course I had to redo this like three times because I kept writing 'UNTIE'; I kept doing 'doing 'doing it wrong' wrong' wrong.

Explanation

The joke shirt is supposed to be "Dyslexics of the world Untie", a nod to the The Far Side comic touching on the same topic (Dyslexics marching in parade, carrying a sign (inadvertently) reading "Dyslexics of the world UNTIE") because dyslexics mixed up the T and the I. In this case, the dyslexics were trying to make a parody of their propensity to transpose letters. The double transposition cancelled out, resulting in the original (but unintended) untransposed message.

The title text is an inversion of the inversion of the joke in the comic, in which Randall accidentally wrote the "incorrect" version of the shirt while trying to draw the comic.

Transcript

[A t-shirt is shown with the text "DYSLEXICS OF THE WORLD, UNITE!" screen-printed on it.]
The dyslexic support group ran into difficulties when they tried to make a joke fundraiser t-shirt.
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Discussion

Can someone explain this sentence: "I kept doing 'doing 'doing it wrong' wrong' wrong."? Other than the 3 nested quotes, I don't get the point. Djbrasier (talk) 16:10, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

He's expanding the "it" in "doing it wrong." The joke of the comic itself is that the dyslexics are having difficulty making a mistake--they're doing "doing it wrong" wrong. In the title-text, Randall reveals he was having difficulty doing that wrong--he was doing "doing "doing it wrong" wrong" wrong. --Hatkirby (talk) 07:17, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

It's a nested statement. Perhaps made clearer with parenthesis. He's {doing [doing (doing it wrong) wrong] wrong}. In other words. He's incorrectly executing the incorrect execution of "doing it wrong" 199.27.128.112 03:27, 2 May 2014 (UTC)
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