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My friend and I had some confusion about the word "rape." I insisted that the word was pronounced "rap," as my dad with his heavy Chinese accent said it was, and that it was when a man kidnapped a girl. My friend thought it was pronounced the correct way, because his older siblings had told him that, but didn't know what the word meant. In the end we accepted my pronounciation of the word since after all, I knew what the word meant.

Jen
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When I was like four, I went to Disney World. I saw the Little Mermaid's Grotto, which was like this thing where they squirted water on you and you played in very shallow little pools. I wanted to go, but didn't have my bathing suit, so I went without my shirt. My mom said to me, "You have no shame." I thought that was like merchandise, like a Mickey Mouse bathing suit, so when we went to the gift shop later I said, "Mommy, can I get some shame? Pleeeeeeease?"

Katie
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top belief!

I used to believe when someone said "...as far as the eye can see...", that they were speaking of the Ican Sea. I also believed that the Ican Sea was somewhere in Europe. So, it's pretty far away (at least from where I was).

Robert
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I had a high school English teacher who often referred to the novel, Don Quixote. The way she pronounced it, I thought she was saying something like "Donkey Hotie". I wasn't sure just what word sounded like "Hotie", but I thought I heard the "Donkey" part quite clearly. It was later in college that I learned of the actual "Don Quixote", seeing its name in print, but even then I didn't immediately connect it with what that high school teacher spoke of. Some tiem later I finally realized that she'd been saying "Don Quixote", and not anything with "Donkey" in it.

Barry
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When I was in 2rd grade a few friends and myself were stopped by a group of 6th graders and asked if we were homosexual or heterosexual. When my friends looked ro me for an answer I replied, homosexual because I figured 'home' is a good place to be.

Anthony M.
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I used to believe that if my favorite words were used by other people, the words would get all "used up" and I wouldn't be able to say them any more. My dog was named "Daisy" and I wouldn't let anyone else say her name.

Meowpossum
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When i was about 9 i had this made up alphabet.I used to talk to m imaginary friends and real friend in it. For every letter of the alphabet was a wierd symbol.
Wierd huh?

Hayley!
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I was watching the news with my father one day, and the newscaster announced "Ravaging Guerrilas are invading the middle East." I thought he meant gorrilas and kept wondering "wow where did they all come from, how will they get them back in the zoo?

little Jen
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I attended a Catholic school as a young kid, where we were made to attend weekly mass each Tuesday. The priest was a nice Vietnamese man, but whenever he would say "Jesus Christ", I always thought he was saying "Cheetah Cry". Mentioning this years later to an old school buddy, he admitted that he had thought the same thing!

Kev
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When I was in kindergarten the teacher would tell us to "make sure to color inside the lines" but until I was in about 2nd grade I always thought she said "color inside the lions." I was always very confused, where were the lions?! Coloring was a tad scary for me then...I thought a lion would pop out.

Amber
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My last name is Adams, so when I first heard my parents use the expression "Up and at 'em," I thought they were saying "Up and Adams," which was a special expression just for our family. According to my logic, people who weren't named Adams couldn't use that expression, and therefore would just have to say "Get up," or whatever, because they weren't as cool as us. ;) My parents thought that was so funny, they actually started saying "Up and Adams" instead of the real expression, lol.

Anonymous
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Me and my sister laughed for 45 minutes streight when we realized that it was WHAT_A_Burger not WaterBurger. I guess neither of us had ever looked up at the spelling on the sign, we just thought it was a stupid name that didnt make sense.

layne
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when mi sister was learning to talk, i was around 5 or 6 and i used to think that i was the only one who could understand her because a lot of people were like 'what did she say?' and i'd be all "well, that she's hungry, duh!" but aparently, mi parents and friends could understand her too

translator
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I used to believe that styrofoam was "styrophone."

Anon
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i used to believe that ''alice in wonderland'' was actually called ''allison wonderland''
i thought i was just a story about some girl named allison. how boring

^x^
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my sister and i used to call burger king "booger king." we knew it was burger king, but we couldn't pronounce it for anything.

ginger
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my sister and i used to think sideburns were called "hash browns."

ginny
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I got the word hobo confused with homo. So one night years ago, my family and I were walking out of a restaurant, and my dad said "Let's walk the other way, there's a hobo asking people up the street for money". I yelled "Where's the homo? I want to see him! Why don't you like homos dad!?". Haha, I look back and laugh.

Shayla
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When I was like, 4 up until they moved out, my great auntie and great uncle lived in this house with another house behind it. My great aunt always told me to never go near the other old woman's house because she would 'bite your head off.' I always thought she meant it literally, but now I know what she really meant

Jay
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i always thought albeit meant i'll be it

reh
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