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I used to believe it was bombfire. Not bonfire. Yeahhh, I found out when I was 14, and nobody even corrected me.

Surprised
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When I was little, I believed that if a word was written on a line by itself it would get lonely. I used to make my sentence bigger so it wouldn't be on its own.
I also thought that the i's and t's would get jealous of the order I dotted and crossed them.

Jemma-Louise
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I thought my dad invented the "radio alphabet" and it was something only he knew about because I'd only ever heard him use it

Nate
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One time when I was doing spelling homework and my dad was correcting it I said "I'm sure I got all the right letters in the words even if they aren't in the right order" That did NOT work!

Alberto Richardson
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I used to think the alphabet went, "A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, Watermelon, P etc." I always got bored in the middle of the song but I knew it had four syllables so naturally watermelon was the only thing that made sense!

Anon
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I used to believe the word firefighters was actually "firefire" because they sound similar.
I knew they put out fires, because that is why they would be called firefires. Their job is about fire.

i don't want to be a firefire when i grow up.
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When I was very little, I used to believe that letters were words. I would constantly ask "How do you spell B??" And would get very frustrated whenever anyone told me that you spelled it "B".

Katie
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When I was learning the alphabet, I wanted to know how to "spell" the letters. My dad would tell me "this is the letter 'A'", and I would say "Okay. How do you spell that?" We both got very frustrated as he tried to explain that you can't spell letters, and I told him they didn't count then.

Anon
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I used to think that honey was spelled Hunny like the way Winnie the Pooh spelled it. Unfortunately I lost the spelling bee because of it.

Really Pooh?
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Not long after when I first learnt to write, I believed that because I was left handed, and everyone else used their opposite hand, that I had to write the opposite way (all my letters were backwards, and I wrote right to left across the page)

Apparently I would hand in my work written backwards, and when the teacher failed to understand what on earth it said, I would happily read it out as if it were normal.

Megan
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I used to believe as a child that a Communist and a Columnist were closely related, even one and the same.

Elaine M. Downey
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When I was about four years old, I remember exclaiming to my mother that I could spell my first word. Excitedly I told her "I can spell relief... R O L A I D S." (from a popular TV ad at the time)

My mother was so amused by this that she didn't bother correcting me. I continued to demonstrate my feat to other relatives until I finally found someone willing to end my blissful ignorance.

Joe
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I thought "undertow" was spelled "undertoe," because it's under your toes...
I learned the truth at a spelling bee. Good thing it was the guy next to me who got that word, and not me!

Aretia
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I have always been a notoriously bad speller even though I was a straight A honors kid (which was pretty hard to pull off before the days of spell checker.) I would have to rely on people helping me to spell but there was one word that frustrated me. I would ask a million times if "title" had two 't's" in it and everyone would say yes. Yet whenever I wrote "tiTTle" I would be marked down for spelling.

michelle
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For the most part, I was always a good speller, but I refused to believe that "etalics" was spelled with an I instead of an E. I got in an argument with my mom about that.

Aretia (This is written in Etalics, isn't it?)
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my mom used to say you spell Mississippi M-I-crooked letter-crooked letter i-crooked letter-crooked letter-i-hump back-hump back-i so when i wrote it in school it was really long and my teacher would tell me and i told her to shut up because my mommy was smarter than her so she called my mom to pick me up for yelling at her and stuff and i said mommy my teacher doesn't know how to spell Mississippi and she finally told me "crooked letter" meant s and "humpback" was p yep i was looking pretty stupid

Anon
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For some reason I thought the "elapsed time" said "applaused time" because people applauded about how fast it was!

Nate
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When I was just learning the alphabet, I thought there was an actual way to spell every letter in the alphabet. For example I though "X" was actually spelled ex.

Linds
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Before entering kindergarten, I had learned the alphabet slightly wrong. I understood it to be NOQPRS, thinking that the Q was similiar to the O with a tail and the R was similiar to the P, with the same tail. When I learned the proper way, I thought they had some national meeting to permanently change it from OQPR to OPQR and thought it was so cool that it happened in my life time.

Travis
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I always used to spell cheese 'Cheeze' a-la Cheeze Whiz. I didn't find out I was spelling it incorrectly until I was about 20 and working at a grocery store.

Hemlock
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