We all mishear things from time to time. Heck, I still think Elton John just wanted a hug from Tony Danza. However, there are certain levels to auditory misunderstanding, which thanks to today's bakers I can now illustrate and then make snarky comments about. WOOHOO!
Level 1: The Simple Mistake
This is the one anyone can make, since at first blush the bungled interpretation almost makes sense:
Poor Chad. He went from rad to sunburned.
Level Two: The "HUH?"
This is a more convoluted level, and one that requires an explanation to understand. For example, this cake was supposed to read, "Happy 24th Birthday, Ashleigh. YOU ARE OLD!"
"Yes, I'm afraid you DO need to spell it out for me."
(This reminds me of the time in grade school when I had to interview my grandmother about her travels. She kept referring to Mexico as "Old Mexico" [presumably because she lived in New Mexico], but it sounded like she was saying "Oh Mexico." So that's what I wrote - about a billion times in that report. My family all found it quite funny. I did not.)
Level Three: The One You're Never Going To Believe
This is the level of misunderstanding that takes you so far down the wrong road that there's simply no turning back. So, little Seth, you just enjoy your "blue camo" baby shower cake, mkay?
"Watch out, they spit!"
Thanks to Lelia R., Joann R., & Yvonne D. for the "just deserts."