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When I was about to go into preschool, my mom wanted to teach me the alphabet. One day as I was practicing my letters on a piece of paper, my older brother (he was about 13 or 14 at the time) told me that if you didn't make the line on your little k long enough, then the police would show up and send you to jail. I believed him.
i really thought that "key" was a secret letter to the alphabet that only i knew.
I used to believe that TLC just stood for The Learning Channel (we have a satellite), and not also for tender loving care.
I used to believe that obituary was spelled the way it sounded (obitchuary).. yeah....my spelling wasnt so great :]
Up until some time in kindergarten, I thought that when you wrote a capital E you had to squeeze as many lines as possible in it. My teacher was not a very good teacher (she told us that we weren't allowed to tie our sweaters around or waists or touch our own blood. She also never corrected a kid that said her name wrong.) so she didn't care. It wasn't until my neighbor told me you're only supposed to have 3 lines in an E.
When i was first learning to write and put words together, i wondered what the purpose of vowels was... it made perfect since to me that "ct" meant cat, and "trck" meant truck, etc. "LL" (that means LOL)
After I learned the letters of the alphabet, I really wanted to know how you SPELL each letter. Some seemed obvious like bee, kay, dee, em, but I was very curious about some others like H, Q, X, etc. I remember trying to find out all through kindergarden and getting frustrated with no answers, because adults never understood my question. I'm not sure how long it was before I understood that the letters weren't words on their own.
I used to think "alphabet" was spelled abcde etc.
I used to believe that the capital letter "E" could have as many lines as you could fit in it, not just the three.
I used to believe that there were two words; impossible and inpossible. Impossible things could not be done while inpossible things were the opposite. Obviously those things are just possible.
when i was little i signed my nana's birthday card but i didn't know how to spell nana so i asked my cousin.. she told me it was spelled xmws so i wrote i love you xmws!!!! my nana couldn't figure out why lol
When I was learning how to write in english, I wondered what language I was writing in before I learned how to write... I thought maybe I wrote in chinese, or welsh.
When I was six, I was playing DJ on tape. My uncle came in and started acting like a goofball doing voices and stuff like that. He was acting like the guy that does the station ID, and he said in a deep voice, "w-e-r-d, weird."
I actually thought that was the correct way to spell it until I was in third grade and saw weird on a spelling lesson and the teacher pronounced it.
When I was little, when I saw something with the word "original" written on it, I thought it was pronounced "origontal," even though I knew what "original" meant. Then one day I was having my dad write on the back of a blank video tape case, and I had him write the word "original." I then noticed it wasn't actually "origontal", once I saw it in print.
When I was three or four I believed that letters and numbers were either boys or girls. The letters A, B, H, K, M, N, P, Q, R, U, V, W, and Y are girl letters whereas C, D, E, F, G, I, J, L, O, S, T, and Z were boy letters. X always kind of tricked me (ironic considering our chromosomes). 1, 2, 3, 5, and 7 are boys and 4, 6, 8, and 9 are girls. I can remember to this day (20 years later!) exactly what letters and numbers are the girls and which ones are the boys!
i used to believe that letters were either happy or mad like the A was mad and the S was happy.
now folks this may seem weird so beware!!!! when I was about 6 or 7 I thought that "plaza" said "pizza" when I said that my mom and dad started laughing their bottoms off. I swear it's not that funny!
I used to beileve that duct tape was Duck tape, and for awhile I guess I thought it came from ducks....but I'm not sure (I was shocked that for so long I thought it was Duck...)
When I was just learning to read, I thought the "No Loitering" sign said "No Lottering" as in playing the lottery and people who bought lottery tickets couldn't go there to wait for the numbers to be announced.
At another point, I was positive the word "loitering" had to do with some kind of inappropriate or obscene behavior. I'm not sure exactly what, but it just sounded that way to me.
when i was little i thought "done" was spelled "dun"
and up until 9th grade i thought "beetles" as in the bug was spelled "beatles" i didn't look right to me to spell it with 2 e's