The death of Margaret Thatcher brought a flurry of news reports and postings of memories about the former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. However, in the twitter-verse, the hashtag #nowthatchersdead was read by some not as a remark on the death of a world political figure – “now Thatcher’s dead.” Instead fans of the performer Cher were wondering whether the tweet was “now that Cher’s dead.”

Now, I must admit that I am not a fan of either Cher or Margaret Thatcher, but it reminded me of this exercise in perspective and space. Look at this phrase:


There are (at least) two ways to read this. I find that I read it differently at different times. How do you read it today?