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When I was 15, I accidentally referred to my baby cousin's Christening as his funeral. Well, at least I found it funny myself.

Anon
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I used to think headquarters meant somebody's head cut into 4.

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I thought the phrase "throw the towel in" had to do with throwing one's swimming towel into the pool/ocean/lake/river.

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Stereotypically, I used to think that all Indians used the phrase 'oh my God' in just about every sentence.

Anon
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Until one of my parents actually used the word out loud, I used to see the word 'deluxe' on my pet rescue game, and thought it was pronounced 'DELCKS-chur'.

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I thought that polystyrene was pronounced 'polly-STEE-LEE-an'.

Polly Stairiin
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I used to think allegations were made by alligators.

Anon
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I was little and saw a movie that involved a girl falling into a river. A man exclaimed, "The current is taking her!" and me, being five or six and never having heard of currents, thought he was saying "currant" like blackcurrant.

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When I was five or six, I was watching TV (I think it was "The Simpsons") and a character mentioned a piece of paper but I misheard and thought she (I'm pretty sure it was a woman) said, "piece of *vapour*".

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When I was younger, I thought the word vinegar was the same as the word vagina, and in year 5, we had a TV crew come to our school, to do a documentary on school dinners, and I said into the microphone, which was turned up quite loud 'well I usually have ketchup or mayonnaise on my fries, but my older brother, in high school, prefers vagina with his'. Needless to say, that part was obviously deleted.

Anon
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I thought that "Oh, the humanity!" was an exclamation meant for pointing out that something was very humanlike.

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I used to think Yiddish was pronounced to rhyme with Swedish.

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I believed that the word optimistic was something to do with opticians and being happy with your eyesight.

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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.

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Not me but my classmate. He thought that stereotyping was listening to the stereo.

Anon
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When people used the word "stationary" to mean staying still, I thought they were talking about the stuff you write with.

Anon
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i used to think the New York accent was the accent all old people had because as a child all the old people I knew (grandparents, great grandma, great aunts, uncles, etc) had thick NY accents. Also that when you become old you automatically develop a New York accent as like a rite of passage ...I was a strange child

Anon
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I thought "incessantly" meant "often and annoyingly".

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Everybody described the conscience as a "little voice in your head", so I thought that *all* thoughts were from the conscience-- essentially, I mixed the conscience up with the internal monologue.

I had (and still have) a lot of random thoughts, and when I was a kid, I was often told that I was very well-mannered for my age, so I thought that because I was so polite, my conscience was "bored" and just said random stuff.

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I used to think that clinical depression was called "cynical" depression.

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