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  • So at the end of last year, when we coined the term semiopathy—the phenomenon of reading inappropriate emotions into signs—dozens of readers discovered that they were semiopathologists. http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg17323356.700-feedback.html

    April 12, 2010

  • The tendency to read humorously inappropriate meanings into signs.

    Example: Wet Paint (so the person tosses water on it).

    January 9, 2018