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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."
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.
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!
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.
I used to think terrorist and tourist were the same thing, I live in Florida, and everybody always complains about them....
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
When i was in kindergarten, i used to think that i invented the words million and billion
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.
At the age of about 4-6, I thought a supermodel was someone who made clothes.
I used to think testers were short for testacles! So in the shop i used to say can i try a testacle!
My father is a paramedic so one day after work when I was about 6 yrs old, he said today I had a patient with his bone sticking out of his leg. Earlier that week I heard someone say boner, and though thats what it meant. So I said , like a boner? lol he didnt talk to me for a while
i used to think that only men could get bachelors degrees. i thought women got bachelorettes degrees.
My OLDER (Haha) sister had two friends sleeping over and it was late at night when we rememberd to walk the dogs so we all had to go together so we wouldnt get kidnapped (That was the rull) And so me, her and her two friends were walking the dogs at the park and one of her friends just randomly sai the word "Mojo" (From Austin Powers) And they all started to laugh (And yes, they are all older than me!) And I said, do you guys even know what that is? And they all said yes and I said, okay, then what is it? And my sister was like, we cant tell you! And I explained it to them and they were like, nu'u! And then they asked our sixteen year old sister and she said the same thing and they wouldnt talk to me for the rest of the nigh! XD
My dad has this weird belief that an autoharp is actually called an altoharp, but he pronounces alto to rhyme with balto. We used to argue about it a lot. I only heard him say it correctly once. He played one when he was a kid, and I think he misheard what his teacher called it. I think of that and laugh when I play it.
One time I was driving in the car with my mom. I wanted her to eject a cd from the cd player in the car. Earlier on in the day I had heard the word ejaculation. I thought the word eject was an abbreviation for the word ejaculate. So in an attempt to show off my big vocabulary to my mom, I said, "Mom can you ejaculate the cd."
My kindergarten teacher was English, so for the longest time I thought 'rubbish' was the correct word to use, not garbage, and that the letter 'H' was pronounced with a Huh sound in front of it, like Hach, not ach.
when i was young i always pronounced nipples as nickles my mother thought it was cute and never told me otherwise i assumed everyone else used the same word right up until year 6 when we began sex education the teacher pointed to the nipples asked what they were and i said nickled the class laughed at me and i was very angry with my mother
When my sister was about 9 or 10 she used to pronounce "chaos" like "chows"
My mother used to tell me to never spit in front of women. She was trying to teach me to be a gentleman, but I took her literally. From then on, I spat only BEHIND women. One day, as we were walking through the mall parking lot, I spit on the ground. My mother scolded me to "Never spit in front of women". So I spit behind her. She thought I was being a smarta$$, and she slapped me silly.
My mother used to believe that greenhouse gases came from real greenhouses and so was scared of walking near them because she knew that greenhouse gases were bad!