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I used to believe that if I spoke any sort of gibberish I'd actually be speaking some secret spell that would unleash bad things (monsters, plagues, death) upon the world.
For most of my life, I've thought that a jukebox was actually a "jutebox."
I also recently found out that it's "eavesdrop" as apposed to "easedrop," which I thought it was.
When I was little I thought that the saying was "party gifts" instead of "parting gifts". I thought that the people who lost on games shows got prizes that were called party gifts because they were fun!
I used to believe when I was little that "cognito" was a place because I would hear the phrase "____ is hiding incognito".
I thought adultery was when you acted too much like an adult as a kid and wondered whats so bad about that?
behind the times ment behind the newspaper!!!!!!!
I used to believe that people who spoke different languages just had different ears than us. If someone was speaking spanish, i thought they heard english.
When I was little I expected every word had an abbreviated version i.e. hamburger to burger, etc. I made my parents drop to the floor laughing when I was 7, asking them "Don't only old people live in condoms?" I thought I was talking about condominiums.
After being corrected for saying "doin'" instead of "doing", my friend's daughter decided it was bad grammar to pronounce ANY word with an "-n" sound at the end. For years she added a g to the ends of words- "button"became "butting", "kitten" was "kitting". She even called a classmate "Kristing".
I used to think that if someone was "behind the times", that meant that they were dead. Ironically, I first heard the expression used in a song from a kid's show, and I became upset wondering why they would mention such a terrible thing in a song for little ones.
I used to think that the words "supposed to" were "post to" and said it that way till I learned to spell it in 4th grade!
When I was little, I used to believe that Baskin Robbins was called Batman and Robin's. For the longest time I never knew why everyone would laugh at me when I said, "Hey mom, can we go to Batman and Robin's?"
When I was little my mother called being naked 'nakey-no-nos' as in, "bath time, get in your nakey-no-nos". I believed this was a common term everyone used until I was about 17.
My sister had her own language as a toddler. Once she told my dad and me she needed a "bone for her didden". We had no idea what she was talking about and had to call my mom to interpret.
She wanted a comb for her hair.
Until I was probably thirteen, when my mom referred to the list she would give my dad to do on weekends as "A Honey-Do List", I always wondered what on earth honeydew melons had to do with it!
When I was little, I got the words "cannibal" and "barbarian" confused. My mom joked that my uncle "ate like a barbarian" once and for almost a year I was terrified of him because i thought he ate people.
I used to think that Italian was just English with O and A at the end!
I used to believe when people booed at a sports game or comedy, they were actually saying," Oooo!" like they were interested. I thought it was a good thing to be booed.
When I was little, my friend used the word "oxymoron." When I asked her what it meant, she said it was a horrible insult. I went around calling people oxymorons for a couple of years until someone finally told me what it really means!
When I was 5, I came home from school begging my mum for 20p so I could buy a puppy. Boy was I dissapointed the next day when they were only selling poppies for rememberence day.