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When I was little, I always misheard the word "ultimatum" and thought it was "ultomato." I didn't understand what making demands had to do with tomatoes, but I figured it was something bad.
When I was a kid, I was aware that "gender" was the word for if you were a boy or a girl, but that's the only word I knew for that. So in first grade when we took a standardized test for the first time, there was a space that said "sex" and I knew I'd never had sex before so I wrote "no".
I used to believe that pathetic meant ugly. One day when I was sick, my mom said that I looked pathetic and asked if I needed help. I got really mad at her and said that it was mean of her to call me ugly. She just was like "what?" Then I said "Pathetic means ugly" she started laughing and wouldnt let me live it down.
This isn't my belief, buy when my sister was little, she thought a hamster was a type of pig, a fetish was a large rat, and a bra was a beautiful woman.
My mother got very mad at me for teaching her these things when my sister told her teacher that she was her favourite bra ever.
When I was young, I heard the word "castrated" somewhere, which means to cut off one's penis. At the time, for some reason or another, I thought it meant to abandon something, like "abandon ship!" So, my younger brother and I were sledding one snowy winter evening, and we were headed for a tree... would you like to guess what I shouted?
I thought bathing suits were called "baby suits".
I used to believe that "firearms" meant fire extinguishers, things you use to arm yourself against fires. I couldn't understand why fire extinguishers were illegal in some places.
My grandmother and I were watching my baby sister play on the floor. My grandmother said, "she is priceless, isn't she?" I thought my grandmother meant that my baby sister wasn't worth anything.
I used to believe that British people were jealous of Americans because only Americans can pronounce the letter "r" correctly.
i used to think it was a "soupcase" instead of a "suitcase" i didn't learn that i was wrong til i was in 9th grade
When I was small I would watch adults talk, and they would often use their hands to make gestures while they were talking. I thought those gestures were like a second language that adults used simultaneously while speaking. I kept wondering when they were going to teach us that language in school.
When I was small I used to watch a lot of PBS shows, and at the end they always say, "This program was brought to you by..." and then list funders. They would always say that part really fast, so I thought that "broughtoyouby" was a single word. Never could figure out what it meant.
I was at a Tim Horton's one day and I was looking at all the good stuff to eat.Then I decided I wanted an eclair.I had never seen the word before so I said 'Mom I want an ecler" With the er instaead of air.My parents have never let me heard the end of it.Even though Ii was 7
When I was a kid, I would read product labels. I noticed that a lot of the glass bottles had "ME 5c Deposit" written on them.
I was a really screwed up kid. I knew what bad grammar was *before* I learned that states had abbreviations.
So, I would wonder why they didn't write "I am a 5c deposit," instead of talking like a caveman.
When we were at school one day in the 8th grade, one of my friends did one of the most funny moments i've seen.
the lesson was really boring untill my friend, REALLY entertained said. IT's CALLED ORGASM, what he though he said was Organisms. Kinda big misunderstanding. Our teacher were allmost lying on the floor laughing, we're still picking it on her!
i belived that when my mom said "i dont doubt it" that she ment "i dont belive you" and got very sad, and could even start to cry.
I heard this one from my friend recently. She has a five year old girl named Lola. Lola overheard my friend talking about her step daughter and how she had to go "away for awhile" because she had " a lot of issues". Lola promptly went upstairs where the stepdaughter was packing and when she was finished Lola told her not to forget to pack her issues.
I used to believe that "human beings" were called "human beans" and I always pictured big green beans getting on a plane!
I used to call a barbeque a "bag-of-poo" up untill I was 10. Still makes me smile when I say it :)
i used to think that you let the cat out of the bag meant that the cat had mis-behaved and was being punished in a bag. if you let it out, you had to be put in a bag. Thank God my mom told me about it before i reached 3rd GRade, my fellow Yankee-Noodles would of taken the micheal. Get over it, IM BRITISH!!!!!!!!!!!!