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Home --> Embarrassments --> Mistaken Identities

Mistaken Identities

Not recognizing someone (or something) we're supposed to know is a serious social faux pas, so we do our best to cover it up, yet sometimes we can't help but give ourselves away.


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        Green bullet = true
        Red bullet = false
        Multiple status bullet = multiple truth values
        Yellow bullet = undetermined
        White bullet = unclassifiable veracity

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  White bullet Tourists mistake one member of the House of Lords' greeting to another as a command to kneel.

  White bullet A ruse used to mask a forgotten name backfires in an embarrassing manner.

  White bullet Restroom user responds to cell phone user's conversation overheard from next stall.

  White bullet Mentally disabled adult captures delivery person, Jehovah's Witness, or salesperson after mistaking him for a troll.

  Red bullet Child's drawing depicts Mom as a pole dancer when in reality she was trying to sell a shovel.

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