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When I was learning to read, I pronounced "fire" as "fury" and "crocodile" as "croco-DEE-lay".

Anon
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This one is actually my uncle. He lived with Granny and Granddad and my mother and aunt in a house next to a butcher's shop or something that had "hydra" written on the sign.
My uncle couldn't read back then and thought that the sign had his name on them.

Anon
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Once, I was playing a video game and at the end, one of the other characters said "That was pathetic!," referring to my lack of effort.
i never heard the word before, so I thought "pathetic" meant "wicked good."

Anon
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As a kid, I learned from a song that the French word "connard" meant "a**hole."
One time, when I was in school, I called someone a "connard" and the teacher heard.
The teacher sent me to detention, which led me to believe that all French words were swears.
And the ironic part was, it was my SPANISH teacher who heard and sent me to detention.

I'll stick with English, thank you very much
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I believed the word “faggot” was a swear word until I was almost 18. Also, when I was 7, several people told me that “boring” was a swear word. I totally fell for it. The phase didn’t last too long. Maybe a couple of months.

Anon
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My father convinced me that grawlixes (those "@#$%&*" symbols that sometimes appear in comics to represent swears) were pronounced "errr-rrr-rr-rrr-rrr-rrr-rr." Even though I'm an adult, I still can't stop pronouncing grawlixes like that.

@#$%&*!!!
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When I was little in the early 60's we lived in an area that was nearly all white.Back then the Politically Correct thing to call black people was "Negros".The first time I heard that term I got a weird image of a person who had knees growing all over them ( as in "knee grows").I thought it was a weird disability of some sort.

Anonnymouse
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I thought the word "divvy" was slang for "divide." So, I would say "8 divvy 2" instead of "8 divided by 2." I'm sure my parents and teachers were confused!

Anon
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I thought the C-word was crap.

Anon
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I used to believe that "foofa" was the F-word in Spanish.

Anon
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