I too have had this feeling over the last few days. In addition, I was reading an old trade paperback collection (The Death of Superman) yesterday -
one I have read numerous times, and which I have owned since it came out in the 1990s - and happened upon a change in text. I have read this thing
hundreds of times (including recently!) I practically know it word for word (I love Superman; what can I say?)
Anyhow, when I got to the point at which I vividly
remember it saying, "If those boney protrusions
are just extensions of his
skeleton..." it now reads simply, "If those bones are just extensions of his skeletion..." I know it sounds insane, but I vividly, undeniably
remember the words "boney protrusions" being there the countless other times I've read the page before.
I'm not saying that I'm 100% certain that it has changed, because I try to be open minded and humble enough to accept the possibility that I - like
anyone - can be wrong. However, I am
100% certain of the memory, somehow false though it may be. In fact, I learned the word "protrusion"
after reading it when I was a teenager! Either I have somehow acquired a false memory, or something has indeed changed. I'll admit that the former
more rational than the latter, but still...
EDIT to add: when I think about, what sense does it even make for it to say "if those bones are just extensions of his skeleton?" They're bones! Of
course they're part of the skeleton. But "boney protrusions," as I remember it being worded originally, justifies the hypothesis that they are part
of a skeleton rather than sounding redundant.
Isn't that just a bit strange? Then again, this is a comic book we're talking about. I don't know.
[edit on 7/7/2008 by AceWombat04]