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I used to think that when you went to a baby shower, you actually had to buy the baby a shower and the ones the parents didn't want they'd throw it away. I was a strange kid.

Jeffree Deidara
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My spanish teacher used to think "strip malls" were places you find strippers. She was shocked when someone in our class told her she was working at the strip mall

Anon
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this is true... my friend maria thought that she was caucasian because she is a cocky asian. i told her what it really meant and she was sad.

cockyasian
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When my room was a mess I thought my mum was saying "it looks like a bombsit" which always confused me. I was about 16 when I realised she was actually saying "it looks like a bomb's hit it".

My sister also thought that balloon was actually said 'bloon' and that crayon was 'crown'.

Haylers
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i used to think that bounty hunters hunted bounty paper towels, so i always imagined some guy with a gun shooting big rolls of paper towels. i believed that tell was in 4th grade

Trout
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I believed that each person could only say a certain amount of words in their lifetime. Somehow I got that from what a person told me about having to use words wisely. Which was why I was worried that my talkative brother would soon use all of his up.

Megan Spilker
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One day when I was about 7 or 8 my guy friend from across the street came over. He was always bragging about anything he could think of, so one day I told him I could speak Cherokee, he asked me to prove it and I just blurted out some random made up words. My dad had been BBQing just a few feet away and when I stopped "talking" he said "Pretty good Cherokee sweetie."
After that I had completely convinced my friend that I could speak Cherokee, and my dad had convinced me that I could too.

I was about 11 when I finally figured out that he was kidding.

Little Lies Alot
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When I was quite young I thought that 'this morning' was 'the smorning', and that it was some strange figure of speech, not a time of day.

"The smorning was cold."

Jamie
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i used to belive cock.. was another word for poop.. and i used to go arond yelling mom i need to take a cock.. or look momy the dog is taking a cock.. lma too much

Jesenia
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I lived in Spain when I was young and went to an international school. Every day at lunch we had to say grace which began with 'Let us Pray' and there was always a plate of salad in front of us. One day I was sent home from school because I refused to say the words for the lettuces (Letuspray...lettuces)....

Anon
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When I was young, my mother would always say things were "as slow as a wet week". I realise now that this is a figure of speech referring to the way that things can seem really slow or boring during rainy weather.

I used to believe that there were these soggy, spongy creatures called "wet weaks", and I figured they must slop around everywhere incredibly slowly.

Claire
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When I was in the 5ht grade I thought that a theasaurus was a type of dinosaur.

Anon
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I was in high school and heard the word euthanasia.
Everytime I heard it, I wondered why they were talking about "Youth in Asia."

dmeanybean
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I used to believe that when someone on a swing was "going crooked" they were "going cricket." I spent several years telling my friends they were "going cricket" on the swings before coming to the realization that I was using the wrong word.

Tiffany
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I used to believe that "Hello" was a bad word because of the 'Hell' element in it and I used to try to avoid saying it at all costs!

dippingmytoes
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I used to believe that when people explained something and said 'Well basically...' it was because they thought you were too dumb to understand the complicated version.

dippingmytoes
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I used to think terrorist and tourist were the same thing, I live in Florida, and everybody always complains about them....

Boo
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i used to think that being boring and being bored is the same thing so me and my friends used to go around the whole classroom and we'd be like 'im boring. *sigh*' or 'we're boring'. we sort of cracked up the teacher until she nearly spat her coffee on us

~boring
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When i was in kindergarten, i used to think that i invented the words million and billion

Comonsnadama
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When i was about 5 i was watching an old movie on tv where a lady was yelling at a guy, saying he should be ashamed of himself for "robbing a young woman of her virtue". I knew what robbing meant- taking something away. But what was a virtue? I asked my mom who as i recall was scrubbing the bathtub. "Patience is a virtue" she mumbled. So i assumed that "robbing someone of their virtue" meant making them lord their patience. Fast forward to the next day. I'm in the cart at the grocery store watching my Milky Way candy bar creep slowly down the conveyor belt. "Mom, can i have my candy now?" I asked. But she insisted i wait until we left the store. I sighed loudly and declared, "Mom, you are ROBBING ME OF MY VIRTUE!" She turned 7 shades of red and rushed of out of the store. It wasn't until a good 10 years later when i say that movie again that i understood what the phrase meant.

Jamie, the virtuous
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