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21st Jul '16 11:37:41 PM Twentington
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* Countless artists and illustrators get the U.S. Highway System markers (a white shield on a black square background, assigned to a set of major roads throughout the country) mixed up with the Interstate Highway System (a red-white-and-blue cutout shield of a different shape, assigned only to freeways[[note]]there are also business routes, which most oten follow normal roads and use a green version of the same shield, but these are only in certain states[[/note]]) mixed up, and use one's shield for the other. Others still use the older style of U.S. shield, retired in 1961, which had the name of the state at the top and was a cutout. Some even conflate the two, and put the Interstate shield's colors on a U.S. shield, typically of the pre-1961 variety. Still others will use one of the shields to designate a ''state'' highway, most of which have their own unique shapes from state to state.

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* Countless artists and illustrators get the U.S. Highway System markers (a white shield on a black square background, assigned to a set of major roads throughout the country) mixed up with the Interstate Highway System (a red-white-and-blue cutout shield of a different shape, assigned only to freeways[[note]]there are also business routes, which most oten often follow normal roads and use a green version of the same shield, but these are only in certain states[[/note]]) mixed up, and use one's shield for the other. Others still use the older style of U.S. shield, retired in 1961, which had the name of the state at the top and was a cutout. Some even conflate the two, and put the Interstate shield's colors on a U.S. shield, typically of the pre-1961 variety. Still others will use one of the shields to designate a ''state'' highway, most of which have their own unique shapes from state to state.
9th Jul '16 11:06:01 AM nombretomado
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* In February 2014, the platinum ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' Mask of Light piece made news as the most expensive LEGO piece ever to be sold. [[http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20140217/articles/140219597#page=1 Articles such as this]] claimed the mask belongs to a character named Avohkii -- actually, Avohkii is the name of the mask itself, and its wearer is called Takanuva.

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* In February 2014, the platinum ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' ''Toys/{{Bionicle}}'' Mask of Light piece made news as the most expensive LEGO piece ever to be sold. [[http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20140217/articles/140219597#page=1 Articles such as this]] claimed the mask belongs to a character named Avohkii -- actually, Avohkii is the name of the mask itself, and its wearer is called Takanuva.
5th Jun '16 11:47:18 PM Soufriere
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* The popular news meme of Al Gore claiming to have "invented the Internet" comes from [[http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp misrepresenting]] a statement he made in which he took credit for passing legislation that created the Internet.

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* The popular news meme of Al Gore claiming to have "invented the Internet" comes from [[http://www.snopes.com/quotes/internet.asp misrepresenting]] a statement he made in which he took credit for passing legislation that created the Internet. [[note]] For what it's worth, he ''did'' spearhead the bill that opened [=ARPANet=] (the electronic communication apparatus that would become the Internet) up to civilian use. So Gore's original statement was technically correct, if a bit exaggerated and poorly-phrased.[[/note]]
19th May '16 1:01:09 PM CyborgIguana
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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave, and has been repeatedly tested with reliable results) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).

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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave, and has been repeatedly tested with reliable results) is supported by multiple strands of independent evidence) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).
19th May '16 12:59:09 PM CyborgIguana
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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).

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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave) behave, and has been repeatedly tested with reliable results) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).
19th May '16 12:55:17 PM CyborgIguana
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* Any statement that implies an ongoing controversy in the mainstream scientific community as to the validity of evolutionary theory, when in fact any such debate ended more than 200 years ago (virtually no professional biologist would doubt the theory's credibility in the 21st century). There ''does'' remain some debate as to ''how'' evolution works precisely, but virtually anyone with a decent science education will tell you that evolution is indeed a real process. The popular media also frequently conflates the scientific meanings of "theory" (a well-substantiated explanation for some aspect of the natural world that makes falsifiable predictions as to how it will behave) and "hypothesis" (which is closer to the layman's definition of "theory", a hunch or conjecture which may have some evidence to back it up, but ultimately has not yet been thoroughly tested through the scientific method).
8th May '16 11:44:17 AM nombretomado
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* Referring to the internet as "the internets" and similar. Ian Hislop (probably) parodied this with "The [=YouTube=]" on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''.

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* Referring to the internet as "the internets" and similar. Ian Hislop (probably) parodied this with "The [=YouTube=]" on ''HaveIGotNewsForYou''.''Series/HaveIGotNewsForYou''.
2nd May '16 12:24:34 PM Quanyails
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* When the Dutch abuse report was released in 2011 showing how the 20,000 children were abused in Catholic homes during a period of 60 years, newpapers quickly seized upon the story... except the report specifically said: "The Commission of Inquiry investigated how great the risk of unwanted sexual contact with children was in institutions (boarding schools, private schools, seminaries, children’s homes). It emerged that the risk was twice as high as the national average, but with no significant difference between Roman Catholic and non-Roman Catholic institutions.'', destroying the idea that Catholics were wholly responsible.

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* When the Dutch abuse report was released in 2011 showing how the 20,000 children were abused in Catholic homes during a period of 60 years, newpapers newspapers quickly seized upon the story... except the report specifically said: "The Commission of Inquiry investigated how great the risk of unwanted sexual contact with children was in institutions (boarding schools, private schools, seminaries, children’s homes). It emerged that the risk was twice as high as the national average, but with no significant difference between Roman Catholic and non-Roman Catholic institutions.'', destroying the idea that Catholics were wholly responsible.



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* * [[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/fail-anti-obama-teen-wants-to-move-to-australia-because-we-have-christian-male-president/story-e6frf7jo-1226512853271 This tweet]] went viral during Obama's re-election campaign. Not a single thing tweeted is correct; Australia has a Prime Minister. The prime minister at the time was Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Although Gillard was raised in an Baptist family, she is a noted atheist. She was (and at time of writing still is) living with her partner - unmarried. Gillard was famous for back flipping on many issues.

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* [[http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/fail-anti-obama-teen-wants-to-move-to-australia-because-we-have-christian-male-president/story-e6frf7jo-1226512853271 This tweet]] went viral during Obama's re-election campaign. Not a single thing tweeted is correct; Australia has a Prime Minister. The prime minister at the time was Australia's first female Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Although Gillard was raised in an Baptist family, she is a noted atheist. She was (and at time of writing still is) living with her partner - unmarried. Gillard was famous for back flipping on many issues.issues.
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2nd May '16 12:22:43 PM Quanyails
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* Auto racing series are frequently jumbled up by the mass media and in-particular by picture editors who often will place a large picture of a car from a completely different series in an article. UsefulNotes/{{Indycar}} is probably the most ill-served as the cars are often labelled as UsefulNotes/FormulaOne cars and the Indianapolis 500 is called a UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} race. And [[http://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/motorsport-us-cart-serie-indy-500-franchitti-sieg-von-unfall-ueberschattet_aid_513849.html some media outlets]] continued to refer to UsefulNotes/IndyCar under the name of the previous CART sanctioning body, even more than 3 years after its demise. Other examples include labelling junior formulae cars as "Formula One", rallies as "Rally cross", Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) stock cars as NASCAR (the two series are affiliated but are still separate entities), mixing up IHRA and NHRA drag racing, assuming any off road trophy truck race is the Baja 1000, calling MotoGP "Superbikes" and vice-versa, and so forth...

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* Auto racing series are frequently jumbled up by the mass media and in-particular by picture editors who often will place a large picture of a car from a completely different series in an article. UsefulNotes/{{Indycar}} is probably the most ill-served as the cars are often labelled as UsefulNotes/FormulaOne cars and the Indianapolis 500 is called a UsefulNotes/{{NASCAR}} race. And [[http://www.focus.de/sport/mehrsport/motorsport-us-cart-serie-indy-500-franchitti-sieg-von-unfall-ueberschattet_aid_513849.html some media outlets]] continued to refer to UsefulNotes/IndyCar under the name of the previous CART sanctioning body, even more than 3 years after its demise. Other examples include labelling junior formulae cars as "Formula One", rallies as "Rally cross", Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) stock cars as NASCAR (the two series are affiliated but are still separate entities), mixing up IHRA and NHRA drag racing, assuming any off road trophy truck race is the Baja 1000, calling MotoGP [=MotoGP=] "Superbikes" and vice-versa, and so forth...
2nd May '16 12:21:35 PM Quanyails
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* The fanfic Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut has Garfield playing {{Metroid}} in the opening, which is apparently about [[IAmNotShazam a guy named Metroid]] who fights [[RougeAnglesOfSatin the Mama Bran]] to save the whales. Either he's just started playing or has a bootleg, but Metroid is about a ''woman'' [[SamusIsAGirl named]] ''Samus'', and Metroids are one of many things she hunts, and the villain is Mother Brain, and there are no whales to be found in the series.

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* The fanfic Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut ''Fanfic/GarfieldInAlongCameASplut'' has Garfield playing {{Metroid}} ''Franchise/{{Metroid}}'' in the opening, which is apparently about [[IAmNotShazam a guy named Metroid]] who fights [[RougeAnglesOfSatin the Mama Bran]] to save the whales. Either he's just started playing or has a bootleg, but Metroid is about a ''woman'' [[SamusIsAGirl named]] ''Samus'', and Metroids are one of many things she hunts, and the villain is Mother Brain, and there are no whales to be found in the series.
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