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W was called wubble-doo
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.
I was a horrible speller during elementary school (still am). I remember being very upset with my mother because she didn't convey to me that the word "together" was spelled To-Get-Her.
After I learned that it was spelled that way I thought it meant that.
A friend of mine only realized about a year ago (when she was 12) that a laptop computer was called that because it sits on your lap. And I didn't realize until 6th grade that the Beatles was spelled funny because it includes the word Beat...I just never thought about it...
I read alot as a child and there was one word that intrigued me: IDIOT.
For the longest while I pronounced it I-Dot. Somehow it did not occur to me that a word I used in everyday language spelt like that until about 12 years
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.
Teach: Spell 'this morning'!
Person I knew: T H E....how do you spell 'smorning'?
one time in school, aged about seven, i was looking at the 11 year old kids' work on the wall. i always had a knack for spelling and i was disgusted to spot spelling errors in the work on the wall. i thought children of that age should really be able to spell perfectly, they'd had long enough to learn...
I used to think that schedule was written as 'scegual'. Made sense to me.
When I was growing up, my sisters and I were not allowed to "pee" or "poop, we always had to do #1 or #2, so when I started school and had to learn the alphabet, I thought when we said L, M, N, O, P that we were really saying "elemental P" as in an something to do with "elementary school".
I used to believe the phrase 'whet your appetite' was 'wet your appetite' and that a 'pep talk' was a 'pet talk'
I once noticed in a book that the author had used a dashes at the end of some lines. Not realising this was just used if a whole word couldn't fit on the end of a line and had to be continued on the next, I proceeded to write an essay with dashes at the end of every line. My Teacher, Sister Isabelle, seemed to think I was trying to wind her up and shit hit my knuckles with a ruler. I must have only been about 5. Nuns!
until i was about 8 i was convinced that the word chimney was chimley, and had a big argument with my teacher about it, convinced i was right.
When I was in second grade I was just learning how to spell and my Mom would pick my sister and I up from school and then she would pick my brother and is friend up and I used to play with his fingers because they were so long and I thought they were so much fun. Well one day he was going to be moving away and my mom thought it would be a good idea to write him a note for him to remember me by and so I did. It read Dear Nathan's Friend,
I really wish you do not have to go but you do. So I write you letter saying that I just wanted to let you know that I liked palying with your feggers in mom's van on the way to your house after skool. please do not forget me.
so n so
and for the longest time I thought that is how you spelled "Fingers". Until my twin sister told me that was not how to spell it. to this day i still get teh line palyed with your feggers.
I used to think that 'awesome' was spelled 'awesmne' and I was proud of myself because I thought that I was the only one to ever spell it right.....
When I was little I just learned how to spell pizza, so I would always spell pizza. One day we passed bye a plaza and for like four years i thought they spelt pizza wrong.
It took me the longest time to differentiate between the words "horse" and "house". Drove me nuts, it did.
I used to always try to firgure out how to spell letters. i used to try and sound them out and spell them. i didnt understand how the letter U could be slept you but u couldnt spell M.
just like wendy down there me and my sister used to come up with genders for each letter of the alphabet..and we still remember them all!!!!
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!