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You know that little toy that you ask a quesstion and then shake it and it lands on yes or no? I had one when I was little, and a few years ago, I was talking about it, and wondering why it was called an ape ball. I found out when everybody laughed at me that it's called 8 ball. To this day, whenever I try to say it, it comes out ape ball.
When I was in my seventh grade science class, I kept pronouncing the word organism as orgasm. I wondered why every time my teacher would correct me he would laugh at the same time. It wasn't until I got to high school that I realized what I was saying. LOL
It took me FOREVER to realize that "Vewers like you" meamt veiwers, like me. I thougt it was giibeish
At 2nd grade, I changed schools, and in the new school, they called the toilet the "lavatory". I had never heard the word before, and I thought they were saying "laboratory". So on my first day at the new school, when kids said, "May I go to the lavatory?", I wondered where they were going.
I reasoned that if everyone wanted to go there, it must be some kind of room with toys.
After about a week, I finally figured it out. Boy, I was disappointed!
I used to think that green was purple and purple was green... and now I still have to think about it before saying purple or green.
I used to think that risque was just another way of saying risky.
In first grade during a history class, I could not pronounce Virgina and West Virgina correctly. Instead I pronounced the female body part that begins with a V.
Most of us were ignorant of the word, but there were two kids in the class who actually knew what it meant, and couldn't resist giggling. My teacher corrected me, but a minute later I would mispronounce it again.
I went home and told my older that kids laughed at me when I was reading outloud during our history lessons. After some deciphering, my cousin told me what it meant. That moment of awareness was the most humiliating moment of my life.
I used to think the word "rouse" meant a single grain of rice. Since "mice" is the plural of "mouse", and "lice" is the plural of "louse", it seemed to make sense that "rice" would be the plural of "rouse".
When I was in preschool, my favorite movie was Disney's "Hercules". Unfortunately, I was cursed with the inability to pronounce it right.
Amazingly enough, I would always pronounce it "fuckules". Meaning, it sounded like, "fuck-you-lees". I would go around saying it so casually, wondering why adults would stare at me so weird. Nobody told me I was pronouncing it wrong, because only my family ever heard it much, and they were too amused with my mispronunciation to tell me.
Anyway, one day, I came home from preschool and happily told Mom, "Hey, Mom! My teacher taught me something today!" Curious, Mom asked me what. I then shouted, "HA.. HA.. HERCULES!"
The look on Mom's face was priceless. She KNEW what I had said at school..
I still remember that absolutely HORRIFIED expression on her face.
When I was about 8 years old I was briefly interested in astrology. I was born in September so I'm a virgo. Virgo is the Latin word for virgin. I assumed they were interchangeable words, I liked 'virgin' better, so I used to tell people "I'm a virgin!" Nobody ever corrected my mistake, I just stopped saying it when I decided I didnt believe in astrology anymore.
When I was around 12, instead of saying "condos," I'd say "condoms." It took months for my parents to correct me. They thought it was hilarious.
That is was a "standing obation" not "ovation"
When I was about 8 I mentioned to to my mother that the Rolling Stones song 'I can't get no satisfaction' was grammatically incorrect and that it should be 'I can't get any satisfaction'.
She explained that they were using poetic licence.
For years I thought there was a special government office where you could apply for a special licence to use incorrect grammar.
I also thought this applied to using the numeral 4 instead of the word 'for' on a 'for sale' sign.
I thought that the word "Union" was pronounced "Onion".
Once, me and my family were naming banks to pass the time. I said "First Onion Bank"...
My mom corrected me...
spaghetti was pronounced "piscetti"
When I was little, I had a speech problem where I pronouced my "g" like a "d". I had an Aunt Gloria who I called "Aunt Doria". In turn, she called me "Daffy" because my nickname was "Kathy." In kindergarten, I went to speech classes that corrected the problem. I started calling her Gloria, so she called me Kathy. I was like "Aunt Gloria, you don't have a speech problem anymore!" She said, "I never had one," but I didn't realize that she had been making fun of me until later.
one time when i was about 5, i asked my dad if you could only say a certain number of words in your life! I thought there was likea certain number of times you coudl say each word, like you could say your own name a million times before you died, but you could only say your best friends name half of a million times. After you used up all your times for saying a word you were never allowed to say it again.
i had my7 year old cousin over and i was checking my emails as she was sat with me. In the email it said "ROFL" (Rolling on floor laughing)
My cousin, being the dipstick she is, thought it was another word for Funny, like "hilarious" or something.
So when she tells stories about funny things instead of saying "it was funny" she says "It was roffle"
I used to believe that if something was labeled “Adult” it just meant that it was really boring, and that kids wouldn’t like it. Because of this I often wondered why church wasn’t considered “Adult”
I'm from Ireland and in primary school coming up to St. Patricks Day they'd have plays and stuff on in scool and they'd always mention the millions of people who emigrated, but i thought emigrated meant disintegrated at the time so could never understand how millions of people went puff into dust... i pictured it kinda like vampires getting staked in Buffy... but Buffy wasn't on tv then so blame over active imagination....