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When I was little, I couldn't understand why people called me a tomBOY, instead of a tomGIRL.
When I was about 3 or 4, my mom and I were both wearing leotards. My mom asked if I was comfortable in my leotards. I said "Yes. Are you comfortable in your 'momma-tards?"
When I was about 7 the movie "Titanic" came out. My parents took me to go see and there's a scence where Leonardo DiCaprio is describing an encounter he had with a one-legged prostitue. Naive me didn't know what a prostitute was and just assumed it was a pretty lady. Later that day my parents and I were leaving from a diner and I said very loudly "Look mommy! I'm a one-legged prostitute!" as I hopped around on one leg. I thought I was being very clever so I said this quite loudly so everyone in the diner heard. My parents quickly told me to be quiet as they rushed me out of the diner.
In 2nd grade i thought that "She's smrter than she looks" was a compliment. I learned I was wrong when I said that to my teacher.
In my native language, the word for "scar" is pronounced the same way as the letter "R" (the word for the letter, not the sound). Therefore, I thought for a really long time that if you hurt yourself bad enough you got a big red "R", possibly on your forehead (I don't know where that came from. I suppose I had heard of (obviously not met!) a person who had got a scar on their forehead).
My family has owned a condo for my whole life and one time we were going to visit there my little brother told our teachers that we were going to our condom.
I used to believe that the opposite of “impressed” is “pressed.”
My Sister And I Used To Believe That If You Said Something 3 Times You Would Tern Into That.
When they had us sing "America the Beautiful" in school, I thought the words were,
"In the Donzer Lee-light."
Instead of "In the dawns early light"
I discovered that I was wrong when I read one of the Ramona books by Beverley Cleary, in which Ramona makes the same mistake.
When I was little, I said "Hachy-bachy" instead of hibachi (those little outdoor grills.) So everyone started calling them that, and we even called propane grills "Hachy bachy" as well. When I was about 22, my father sent me to Sears to price "Hachy bachys." The guy at Sears looked at me like I was complete moron, and I at last discovered that there was no such thing as a "Hachy Bachy."
No one told me about 'colonel' being pronounced 'kernel'. As a kid I used to tape-record things for my grandparents who lived far away, and I did my favourtite poems: one of them was 'Colonel Fazackerly Butterworth Toast, bought an old castle complete with a a ghost'. My parents were killing themselves listening to me scan 'colonel' (it got a lot of mentions in the poem...)
I used to say " The ghost is clear!" Instead of "The coast is clear"
When I was young, I thought that the word "utter", when spoken, was acutally "udder." So, I was often confused when adults would say phrases such as "an utter embrassment." I always wondered why a cow's udder would be embarrassed....
I used to believe that all four-letter words are bad words.
whenever i would ask my dad where is was going, hed answer "crazy, wanna come"? For the longet time i thought he said "Gracies" and couldn't figure out why my mom was letting him go to another woman"s house.
When i was younger, i had alot of trouble pronouncing the word vagina, i used to think it was Jemima!!! My grandmother who was working for clinpath at the time thought it was hilarious and told all the staff at her work!! They thought it was gold and the vagina swabs were renamed in my honour to jemima swabs!!! i must have been a pretty confused kid watching playschool though!!
When I was younger I thought that "exceptional" and "acceptable" meant the same thing, so when I was young and I tried really hard and the teacher whose class I got an A in their class (yes, I was young) said I was an "exceptional" student I was thinking he menat acceptable and wondered why getting an A was only acceptable and how much you'd have to do to get this teacher's respect.
When I was little, I liked to ask lots of questions. And sometimes I would ask my parents. And they would reply(since I am sure they were tired of hearing my questions) go look it up in your *funkin wagnal* I had no idea that meant dictionary. I always thought they were cussing at me.
I used to believe that "nuptial" was a naughty word. I thought it meant nipple. XD