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It is wrong if the interpretation (the act of hammering) fails because of the incapacity of the thing to be used in that way-if, for example, the 'hammer' is made out of pasta. A second way in which an interpretation or taking-as can be mistaken and a meaning misinterpreted can be grasped by returning to our example of the conventional sign. If a tool has an established unique or preferred use within a social world of practices, ends, and procedures, then to use it in some other way is to 'misinterpret' its meaning, even if it is physically capable of such use.
P. 190/149. 8. , p. 200/157. I 56 Heidegger's Pragmatism better capable of fulfilling the functional role of hammering. To act on an entity in such a way is to take it as, interpret it as, a hammer in that the repair is made in order to make the entity better capable of being used in order to hammer. The act of improving the object treats the object as something which is to perform a function and as such can do it more or less well. Notice that in this case one can interpret x as a hammer without actually using it as a hammer, although using x as a hammer can also count as such an interpretation.
Conventional signs-that is, equipment for communicating 'correct' modes of behavior or correct interpretations of the things around us-can function as signs only if they are interpreted as having the unique use of being a sign of a certain sort. Regardless of the physical possibilities for use of the stop sign (I suppose it could be used as a shovel, for instance), it is usable as a sign only if it is interpreted in a particular way. To interpret it as any other sort of sign-that is, to act in response to it in any other functionally defined way-is of necessity to misunderstand its correct meaning as a sign.
Heidegger's Pragmatism: Understanding, Being, and the Critique of Metaphysics by Mark Okrent