Yet, 2+2=5 persists in popular memory. No wonder, two movies with this title have been produced during past two decades. Isn't it a verbal expression reflecting how much more can be made out of what is at hand? Using smart street tricks, the rags-to-riches stories are often of those who could imagine beyond the obvious to turn things around in their favour.
One may not agree but it is said that 2+2 could be 0 in the rather abstract world of poetry and music. But let's address the fundamental question: does 2+2 equal 4? My answer is: 2+2 is not 4! If you don't believe me, add 2 drops of water to 2 drops of water. Does 2+2 not become 1? So, 2+2 could be 1. But two cats plus two pieces of sausages add up to remain 2 only.