Here's an example: "Powered airplanes were invented in 1903. On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew at Kitty Hawk with the first powered aircraft. Their aircraft, the Flyer, made four brief flights, taking off from level ground, gaining altitude, then landing some distance away under control." Rational person's interpretation - the Wright Flyer was the first true airplane, and other airplanes came later. Jan's interpretation - The Wright Flyer was invented at the same time as the 747. It's the only possible interpretation of that statement, since it says "powered airplanes were invented in 1903" and the 747 is a powered airplane. Which is yet another reason no one takes you seriously.