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This is sad because I have Scottish ancestry from my paternal grandfather’s side. I used to believe Scottish was a language. I didn’t think British, Kiwi, Aussie or Canadian English were languages though.
I thought the word lackadaisical was something to do with lacking daisies.
I used to think algebra was putting letters in place of numbers, and doing sums with them. So, for instance, A is 1, B is 2 and C is 3 and so on.
I used to believe that when people would say "pick a number between 1 and 10" you were supposed to pick the number exactly between them. I would of course always pick 5, and be confused when I was wrong.
For some reason, I've always imagined certain numbers represented by certain colours:
Maybe it's something to do with the nine planets being colours, although none of them is pink, although people say 7 is a lucky number, because there is something sort of 'pretty' about it, so it makes sense that 7 is the pink and girly number.
I thought that "Oh, the humanity!" was an exclamation meant for pointing out that something was very humanlike.
I used to think Russians had surnames ending with ski because of the skiing they do in Siberia.
I used to think Yiddish was pronounced to rhyme with Swedish.
I believed that the word optimistic was something to do with opticians and being happy with your eyesight.
I thought that Roman Numerals were pronounced like the letters making up the numeral rather than like the number. For one birthday (I think I was about 8 or 9) I got the game Mega Man IV and would keep referring to it as "Mega Man I.V" (pronounced just like the abbreviation for "intravenous") even though my parents corrected me. I'm not sure how long it took for me to say it right.