Talk:745: Dyslexics

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Can someone explain this sentence: "I kept doing 'doing 'doing it wrong' wrong' wrong."? Other than the 3 nested quotes, I don't get the point. Djbrasier (talk) 16:10, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

He's expanding the "it" in "doing it wrong." The joke of the comic itself is that the dyslexics are having difficulty making a mistake--they're doing "doing it wrong" wrong. In the title-text, Randall reveals he was having difficulty doing that wrong--he was doing "doing "doing it wrong" wrong" wrong. --Hatkirby (talk) 07:17, 4 January 2014 (UTC)

It's a nested statement. Perhaps made clearer with parenthesis. He's {doing [doing (doing it wrong) wrong] wrong}. In other words. He's incorrectly executing the incorrect execution of "doing it wrong" 03:27, 2 May 2014 (UTC)

A := "doing it wrong"
This is referring to the mispelling of 'unite' as 'untie' by the dyslexic designer of the T-shirt.

B := "doing A wrong" == "doing 'doing it wrong' wrong"
This refers to Randall's purposefully mispelling 'untie' as 'unite' to parody the The Far Side comic (which spelled 'unite' as 'untie').

C := "doing C wrong" == "doing 'doing 'doing it wrong' wrong' wrong"
This refers to Randall getting confused and writing out 'untie' instead of 'unite'. He is messing up his parody of the The Far Side joke.

Steven Chartis 22:48, 26 December 2014 (UTC)