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I use to think "Pardon me" was French for please excuse my Eiffel tower. makes no sense it just sounded french and that was all I knew about France the Eiffel tower
When I was younger, I thought that some how the Spanish people could speak German, and vice versa, for some weird reason.
i used to think Greenwich Mean Time (GMT, uk) was "Village Green Time" and when i asked why, i was told it was because back in the day there was only one sun dial in the town and people would all go by it.
When I was young, I remember hearing my dad say that a co-worker of his was fired. Not knowing the meaning of 'fired' at the time, I pictured his co-worker being attacked a literal wall of fire.
"Better than sliced bread"
I used to believe 'Sliced Bread' was a musical band.
I thought that Saturday was actually "Sadderday" because it was some how sadder than the other days of the week!
I used to believe the show Law and Order was a gardening show called Lawn and Order.
My sister believed for the longest time that the word "Grandma" was actually GRAHAM ma. She even used to call our grandma "Graham cracker." :D
I used to believe the "Lawn and Garden" section in Wal Mart was my uncle's. Lonnie Garden? Makes sense...right? :) To this day I always think about uncle Lonnie everytime the intercom comes on at Wal Mart :) lol
When I was a little kid I thought "End's Meat" was some sort of rare delicacy with a very complicated recipe because I kept hearing about people having a hard time trying to make it.
I used to think the saying "take something for granted" was "take something for granite" and figured it was because granite isn't very valuable so if you take something for granite you don't think its very valuable
I thought eavesdropping was actually "easedropping" because it was so easy!
when I was really young, about 3 years old, I just learned to burp the alphabet. My dad tried to scare me by telling me that if i kept on burping the alphabet as often as i did, my normal voice would disappear and change in to the sound you make while burping. i found that really cool and every day i spent hours burping, just to achieve that voice, quite disappointed was I, when I realised it didn't happen
i used to believe that when you accidentally/ unconsciously say something bad, then knock on wood three times.... it wouldn't come true. :D
I thought the word hallucinate was actually "hellucinate" because it was hellish. At one point I asked my mom and she said "no it's hallucinate because when you do it you see Hal!" and I believed this for a long time
I used to think the word "eavesdrop" was "ease drop," as in, you could overhear what people were saying because it was easy.
Until very recently, I thought "archives" was pronounced like "are chives".
I thought the saying "run amok" was actually "run a muck" and figured a "muck" must be some weird measurement of distance I had never heard of!
I used to believe the word original meant basically the opposite of what it really means i.e something old and familiar. I think I thought this because I knew the original version of something meant the first so I thought if something was original it was similar to the first version
When I first heard someone described as a "household name," I figured it must mean that they have a mop or blender of some other household appliance named after them. Like a Dinah Shore toaster or a Johnny Cash stove.