Briefly: A misreading

Seen (in the NYT) out of the corner of my eye this morning:

The Iron
Dean’s Fatal

When I gave it my full attention, I saw that the head was actually:

The Iran
Deal’s Fatal

Later it occurred to me that my own mishearings were also mostly collected in contexts of less than full attention, as in overhearings in public settings while I was engaged in conversation myself.

When I focused my attention

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