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when i 1st was learning to read i remember there was a store near our house with huge letters reading CARPET. (it being a carpet store) i always thought 'what a horrible place! all those animals having to live in cars all their lives.' poor poor CAR PETS. lol
When I was younger I used to think that there was a person named Anon. who had said a lot of famous quotes
When I was younger, there was an ad for Looney Tunes that took place in a theater. At the end, Bugs Bunny lit up a sign reading "APPLAUSE", and everyone cheered.
I misread it as "APPLESAUCE" every time it aired. I didn't question this, I just assumed that the audience were big fans of applesauce.
I thought a defibrillator was just a lie detector. That explains why they have so many in airports, they can just de-fib anyone they suspect of terrorism. I thought this until I was 13
Everyone in my family wears glasses, and they love to read. So, when I was little, I used to believe glasses allowed to read. I always wanted to go to the optic in hopes of getting mine.
When I was little (before kindergarten) I was convinced that some letter had been left out of the ABC song. So I would annoy my mom for hours by asking her, "Is Q in the alphabet song?" "Is F in the alphabet song?" and so on. I was so sure one had been left out!
When I was 5, my dad took me to the police station where he works. One area was blocked by a door that said "No Admittance." My name being Adam, I thought it had something to do with me specifically.
When reading the packages for lotions, soaps, hairspray, etc. I thought "External use only" meant you could only use it if you had an extreme need for it.
When I was learning to read/write, I believed that periods signified the end of a word. So. I. would. write. things. like. this.
When I was little I used to believe that the blank pages at the end of the book were for writing a different ending if you didn't like the original ending to a book.
I used to play the Rayman game for gameboy, and there was a password system where the player had to enter a code to get to the next level. I once entered a made-up code, trying to get to the highest level, and the screen said "Invalid!" afterwards. I thought the game was insulting me for thinking I could trick it, when it was actually implying the other definition of the word.
Before I could read, but with some letter recognition, I mistakenly believed the crosswalk in front of the church said "Presbyterian Crossing". One morning I asked my Dad where the Baptists and Catholics crossed the street.
in my native language UN means flour,so when i was 7 i used to see big tanks with UN written on them in war zones and think they used to carry around flour,and i used to believe we were very rich because we had so much flour at home,if they were guarding flour in tanks it must have been very precious but no body ever told me UN meant uited nations!
When I was four and i had just Started school I was learning irish and i thought in irish everything ended in either a or ini (Exp. hata, gloviní)
and i thought every language was writen in english and but read differently
I used to believe the letters L, M, N, O were the word elemeno, which was an adjective that described some attribute of the letter P. I always wondered what it meant to be elemeno, and why none of the other letters in the alphabet were elemeno.
At my primary school there were signs that said "live cables burried here" when I was little I thought these signs said "live couple buuried here" I thought there was people burried all over my school.
I learned fairly early that "Lt." was the abbreviation for the word "lieutenant", and was very proud of myself for knowing such a fancy word. Except... it was years before I figured out that the "lt. blue" crayon wasn't "lieutenant blue".
One time my sister and I were fighting over what game to play so, looking in the corner where a fire escape ladder was, she yelled "If you play boggle with me after you can play whatever you want. We can even play escape ladder!" at first I thought she was joking but after a moment I realized she sincerly believed that the escape ladder was a board game.
When I was little, I would bike past the City Motor Company on my way to the library. However, I thought it was the City MURDER Company. I was scared to go past it for years.
When me an my little brother were little, we took a family vacation road trip to Disney World. On the way there, my little brother would ask me what the billboards said because he wasn't old enough to read yet and I was. I told him some of the roadside billboards near Disney World said, "Tommy is a a dummy." and he believed me.