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For some reason, when in Grade 4, i was near one of the kindergarden classrooms and absentmindedly started counting the number of alphabets as the kids were learning the letters loud.. "a,b,c,d...x,y,and,z"..
I was shellshocked to see my 27th finger come up and was deeply upset about not knowing all the alphabets. After several hours of anguish, i fished out the missing link.
In preschool and kindergarten, the class would sing the alphabet together every morning. We'd say x, y, AND, Z, but my little ears thought we were saying n. It wasn't until recently that I realized why I was so confused.
i thought read, as in 'i read' was spelled READE because of the way we spell breathe, and breath. i never got that word straight till i was 13...all the kids used to make funny of me and told my i should READ more...
I thought 'Disney' was spelt 'Gisney' because of on TV, the D was all curly and looked more like a backwards G. I was never able to read it as a 'd' and the closest thing I could figure out was a 'G'.
I eventually figured out the font was just weird and it wasn't Gisney.
You know how a bunch of people on this section have posted beliefs saying that they used to write the letter E with as many horizontal lines as they wanted? Well, my sister used to do something similar to the letter S. She thought the letter S could go back and forth as many times as she wanted. She has an S in her name, so she would write her name with a weird scribble instead of an S. If you've ever drawn random zig-zags in your journal while bored in class, it looked just like that, only smaller.
I used to be convinced that N came up twice in the alphabet. L N N O P... You get the picture
I used to think 'elleminopee' was a letter of the alphabet. It came right after K and before Q.
(Think about it.)
When I learned that you do not capitalise seasons, ex summer, not Summer, I thought it was a new grammer rule, and a few years ago, you DID capitalise seasons.
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
As a six-year old I moved to Hong Kong and thought that maybe if i stretched my eyes to make them "slitty" then I would be able to read Chinese.
I used to believe the word rapide didn't mean fast but a median speed, I made this connection because the national express buses which travelled at or below 70 mph used to have this word emblazened on their sides, whereas the trains that travelled at 125 mph had the words intercity.
I used to spell visit, vist until I was 16.
I used to believe the word cigar was spelled like "sugar."
iused to think that L-M-N-O-P was a Diffrent kind of p an ELMNO P
I used to believe that obituary was spelled the way it sounded (obitchuary).. yeah....my spelling wasnt so great :]
I used to think that there was a letter called elemento P, because in the alphabet song they sing "H-I-J-K-elemento P", and i wondered what "elemento" meant!
When I was young I believed that the word hypnotize, was actually spelt Hitlertize because I had only ever seen Nazis in my war comics trying to hypnotize people
In sixth grade,I didnt know the difference in spelling between sex and six. One day Mum bought me a new book and she let me write my name and grade on it.
well it so happened that I wrote sex instead of six on the grade space and she saw it one day.
I dont remember the exact words she said but it felt so embarassing cuz I was 12.
Thought the whole alphabet was: A B C D E F G apple-juice X Y and Z
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