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‘Unadulterated’ meant that something wasn’t rated 18+ and was therefore safe for kids

Evie
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When I was little I used to believe that URDU is the most spoken language in the world

Anon
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When grown-ups said "this morning", I thought they were saying "tiss morning"
When grown-ups said "newspaper", I thought it was two words: "new" and "spaper"
But really, my hearing is okay.

Vicki J.
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I used to believe that cosmic was the same word as cosmetic and wondered how stuff in space was related to makeup and beauty products.

Anon
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I found the term "mad scientist" confusing, as I didn't know that "mad" could also mean crazy, so I was left wondering what all these scientists were so pissed off about.

lyot
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Both my parents worked at a hospital, my mom as an ICU nurse, my dad as a biomed tech (fixed hospital equipment). I overheard a lot of hospital gossip because both my parents worked at the same place. Usually it was about doctors. I remember being maybe five or six and I heard my parents talking about some doctor being a "womanizer". This was a word I'd never heard before, but given the medical context, I assumed the logical thing: that he was a doctor who turned men into women (which was something I vaguely knew was possible).

So every year, my parents would take us to the company picnic and they had like a little mini carnival with (crappy) rides, a petting zoo, clowns, live music and a barbecue. Fun stuff. One year I befriended this little girl at the company picnic. Eventually she mentioned that her dad is the same doctor who my mom had called a womanizer. I suddenly got very scared that he was going to find me and "womanize" me. Naturally, I assumed he'd done the same to my new friend, being that she was a girl and I all, so I felt very bad for her. Anyway, I was an idiot.

im now litterally womanized lol
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I thought the phrase "In the midsts of" was "in the MISTS of", since it was like you were surrounded by mist and couldn't see anything outside.

In the mists of typing this
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I used to think that ancient languages, like Latin or Sanskrit, were spoken by dinosaurs and cave people, as a reference to being extinct or non existent.

Anon
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When I was little, I heard of someone having a "short fuse" and thought it meant a short memory and that the person was very forgetful.

Anon
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I used to think anorexia was something to do with wearing an anorak.

Anon
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1 belief I had as a kid was that being on the phone or radio could distort your voice and make it sound likeypu had a foreign accent.

Anon
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I thought that the term "mild-mannered" meant the person didn't have very good manners, as I knew "mild" meant "not very much" (due to things like mild hot sauce), but had never heard that definition of "manner(ed)" before.

Devex
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I thought that awry was pronounced "aw-ree" (rhymes with sorry), instead of "uh-rye". The odd part is, I had heard people say the word aloud lots of times, but it took me ages to realize it was the same word.

Anon
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I thought "opera" was pronounced "oprah", as in Oprah Winfrey.

Molly
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I thought "bless you" always came after "excuse me" after burping, farting, etc. It was pretty funny when I would say "bless you" after someone passed gas.

Molly
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I Used To Believe Gibberish Was A Real Language, And I Thought I Was Fluent At Gibberish And I Came From A Country That Spoke Gibberish

KellGirl
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My dad often says, "Is it _____ or what?" When I was little I thought I had to say "what" if it wasn't the "blank". For example if he said "Is it funny or what?" I thought I had to say "what" if I didn't think it was funny. I took things very literally back then. I think I actually did have to answer with "what" once!

Molly
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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!"

Anon
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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?)

Bhfion
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I used to think that Americans and Australians were just British people living abroad and speaking with an alternative accent because they are international
Lol.

Natasha
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