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When I was a child, I used to believe Sherlock Holmes was a real person. But I learned that he is just an imaginary character.

a dreamer
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I believed that a couple meant a "cup full" instead of two.
Later I thought that a few meant 3 or 4 and several meant 7.

Anon
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I thought a coworker was someone who worked on a cow.

Molly
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Both my parents worked at a hospital, my mom as an ICU nurse, my dad as a biomed tech (fixed hospital equipment). I overheard a lot of hospital gossip because both my parents worked at the same place. Usually it was about doctors. I remember being maybe five or six and I heard my parents talking about some doctor being a "womanizer". This was a word I'd never heard before, but given the medical context, I assumed the logical thing: that he was a doctor who turned men into women (which was something I vaguely knew was possible).

So every year, my parents would take us to the company picnic and they had like a little mini carnival with (crappy) rides, a petting zoo, clowns, live music and a barbecue. Fun stuff. One year I befriended this little girl at the company picnic. Eventually she mentioned that her dad is the same doctor who my mom had called a womanizer. I suddenly got very scared that he was going to find me and "womanize" me. Naturally, I assumed he'd done the same to my new friend, being that she was a girl and I all, so I felt very bad for her. Anyway, I was an idiot.

im now litterally womanized lol
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I thought the phrase "In the midsts of" was "in the MISTS of", since it was like you were surrounded by mist and couldn't see anything outside.

In the mists of typing this
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I used to think that ancient languages, like Latin or Sanskrit, were spoken by dinosaurs and cave people, as a reference to being extinct or non existent.

Anon
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When I was little, I heard of someone having a "short fuse" and thought it meant a short memory and that the person was very forgetful.

Anon
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I used to think that when gangsters on TV said stuff like "bada bing" and "fuggeddaboudid", I thought they were speaking a foreign language.

Anon
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I used to think anorexia was something to do with wearing an anorak.

Anon
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I saw a truck that said "non-potable water" on it. Not knowing that word, I thought it said "non-PORTABLE water", and wondered how they could transport it in a truck if it's not portable.

Anon
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