9 Tiny Miscommunications That Had Massive Worldwide Consequences

Sep 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm |

What’s in a word?

Humans make errors, and more often than not, these comes from misunderstandings.

Whether we misspeak, misread, mishear, or in today’s world, misinterpret a text or email, it’s hard to know just what another person says or means without knowing them or having a conversation about it. How many times have you read something, whether in a text or online, only to find out that you totally missed the true meaning or whatever was said?

Especially in our busy lives, it’s human nature to miss the meaning behind something or even write or say the wrong thing ourselves. Unfortunately in these cases, one small miscommunication had disastrous consequences.

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Source: commons.wikimedia.org

The power of understanding

“Sorry” didn’t quite cover these mistakes.