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"…she says her boyfriend head-butted her in the face and then threw her out of the vehicle."
(From the police radio scanner a couple of minutes ago.)
"Possible illegal burn" can sound a lot like "possible illegal bird."
But before you have time to nod in approval of a crackdown on smuggling exotic wildlife, you realize it's a case of someone setting fire to some trash.
I am not knocking anyone's religion.
I'm just wondering if I am the only one who has experienced this confusion.
Here's the scenario.
You are in a room where a police/fire/EMT scanner can be heard. You hear someone say "diabetic."
But for a fraction of a second, you think you heard "Dianetics."