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Until I was in my 20s, I thought the word "stuck" in the phrase "bleed like a stuck pig" meant stuck as in stuck inside something, and didn't get how it made any sense. Then one day I realized it meant stuck like stabbed or punctured, and I was like "oh, duh!"
Because of Pocahontas, I grew up believing Native Americans noises sounded like English to Native Americans.
I used to think that the word creative was always associated with crayons, because of the artistic 'cr' sound in both words.
When I was a little kid there was a short on Sesame Street about the letter G. At the end the guy said something like "and G also stands for (starts cracking up) Giggle! (bursts out laughing)". For the longest time, I misheard "giggle" as "eagle" and didn't get why he said that, as even as a kid I knew that was wrong, or what was supposedly so funny.
I used to think that everything involving the name Alice had to be Wonderland or Looking Glass related.
I thought "sake" was a curse word
I distinctly remember thinking in elementary school that there was an English word 'ol', as in "I ol go to the store this afternoon" or "They ol be surprised when they see this".
I used to think that when you saw comments from 'the Guardian' on the back of kids books, it was somebodys guardian saying their child enjoyed the book, as I didn't know it was a newspaper.
I thought the word "melodramatic" was actually "mellow-dramatic", and thought it was a really dumb word since it was basically an oxymoron (how can something be mellow and dramatic at the same time?)
I used to think the Guardian newspaper was named after someone's guardian, and when I saw comments from the Guardian on the back of books that I read as a kid, I thought it was someone's guardian saying their child enjoyed the book.