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I used to think that foreign languages were only spoken by people of that nationality and everyone else just had to speak English.
I used to think gladiators were meant to be some sort of alligator.
I used to think Art Deco was Aunt Deco, and wondered who this famously artistic woman was meant to be.
When I was little I used to believe that if you told a lie, your nose would grow in length.
When I was little I saw the word "applause" and thought it said "applesauce"
Because of Beauty and the Beast, I thought that "provincial" meant "boring" because she sings, "I want much more than this provincial life!".
It also made me think "primeval" meant "prime evil", e.g really bad, because Belle uses that word to describe Gaston.
At 31 I moved from Italy to London, UK. I used to believe that the phrase "out of spit" was a particularly graphic and rather dramatic way of expressing one's animosity and vengeful intententions. Only 8 years later, after moving back to Italy, I eventually realized that one is supposed to say "out of spite".
There's a website called TV Tropes that has a trope called "Heroic BSoD", which means a hero has an emotional breakdown.
Because of this, I thought BSoD was a disorder, like OCD or PTSD, that meant you were prone to emotional breakdowns.
Later, I learnt that it's actually an abbreviation for Blue Screen of Death.
I thought for a long time that the word "awry" was pronounced like "aw-ree" (rhymes with sorry) , instead of "uh-rye". The weird part? I had heard people say it lots of times, but it took ages before I realized it was the same word
I used to believe went I was a kid that everyone spoke all the same language.but when I grew up I understood that each country has Its own language.