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I thought the word debut was actually "day view" since it was the first time the thing saw the light of day. Even when I did read the word for the first time I thought it was pronounced "debbut" till someone corrected me

Alberto Richardson
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When I was little I used to get terribly frustrated at the open/closed signs at shops and restaurants. It was before I knew about contractions in grammar so I always read "Sorry we're closed" as "Sorry, we re-closed" (implying that they were currently closed and we had just missed them), and I read "Yes we're open" as "Yes, we re-open" (implying that they were closed at the moment, but intended to open again at some point in the future). So I though that shops with these signs were always closed, and I couldn't understand why they needed two different signs to say the same thing. It seemed so terribly inefficient!

Anon
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i believed that at the end of any business deal made the person who was the deal maker would give the other guy a pair of new white socks. This is because when i first started to read properly and i tryed to read anything (the junk mail that came through the post) i kept misreading 'while stocks last' to 'white socks last' and to this day!! even putting that now i wanted to white socks last im 22.

kirsty
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When I was learning to read, I was convinced that "$20" was read as "dollars-twenty"ónot as "twenty dollars". I refused to believe my mother when she corrected me because my way seemed so obvious.

Meh.
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I used to believe that the word "prosecuted" meant shot or killed. I have no idea why I thought this. Imagine the fear I had every time I saw a sign saying "Violators will be prosecuted" or "Trespassers will be prosecuted."

Dakota
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I used to think that pounds were called lubs since they are notated as lbs..

Katie
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I thought vegetarians couldn't read Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Aretia
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when i was little i mixed up the story of jack frost (the snow man) and a jack rabbit, so when the ground was frosty my parents would say "jack frost must have been here!" and id look around for a jack rabbit!

Nicullen
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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

sdorothy
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When I was younger I used to think that there was a person named Anon. who had said a lot of famous quotes

Anon lol
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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.

Maryanne
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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

Layna
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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.

Anon
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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!

Ashley
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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.

Adam
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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.

chel
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When I was learning to read/write, I believed that periods signified the end of a word. So. I. would. write. things. like. this.

Jodie
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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.

Becca
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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.

c
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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.

j.m.
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