Delta Napkin With ‘Strange Wording’ Prompts Confusion, Response From Airline

Zachary Stieber
By Zachary Stieber
July 31, 2019Travelshare
Delta Napkin With ‘Strange Wording’ Prompts Confusion, Response From Airline
A Delta Air Lines plane lands in a file photograph. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A napkin that Delta Airlines was handing out led to some confusion as some flyers wondered exactly what the sentence meant.

Natalie Walker was on a Delta flight when she looked at the napkin, which read: “The world is better with you out in it.”

“This is distressingly easy to misread,” Walker wrote on Twitter, sharing a picture of the napkin.

Walker read the sentence as: “The world is better without you in it.”

The photo went viral on Twitter, garnering over 265,000 “likes” and a slew of shares and comments.

“The sentence is weird by itself … who let this get past draft stages,” wrote one user.

“I misread it as THE WORLD IS BETTER WITH YOU OUT OF IT,” said another.

“They coulda just removed the word ‘out’ and it would be fine,” said another.

“Strange wording,” added another.

Others disagreed that the sentence could be twisted, with one writing: “It is easy to misread only if your under the age of 5 years.”

Still others shared photoshopped versions of the napkin.

One read: “No one will miss you.”

Delta later responded to the viral picture.

“We see your point. Our hope was to celebrate people who go out and explore the world,” a spokesperson stated.

“This video probably says it better than a napkin.”

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