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Mr Rogers

One word makes all the annoying difference

MMDE: It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood

Current: It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood

This one is similar to the Forrest Gump "Life is/was like a box of chocolates" in the same way it's not on the same scale as famous people dying twice and so on, but for those experiencing the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect it's just as significant.

The famous children's TV show Mr Rogers Neighborhood had an equally famous song - but was it "It's a beautiful day in this neighborhood" or "It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood"? References today all show he says "this", but many people remember it as "the" neighbourhood. Since it was a children's show, those experiencing it will all be adults now, recalling what is by definition a childhood memory from literally decades ago.

It's also been pointed out the change makes the entire line's meaning - by saying "this" he's talking about his own neighborhood, whereas "the" is more of a feel-good vibe because he's saying it about all neighbourhoods, which is more in line with what the whole show was about.

Welcome to Latrobe

Mr Rogers hometown was Latrobe in Pennsylvania, and they were so proud of their heritage they welcomed everyone to it with his famous line emblazoned over a road bridge for everyone to see as they entered it.

The problem is obvious. They went to all this trouble and expense, but it seems even they didn't care enough to get the wording correct.

Mr Rogers Neighborhood