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I used to think the Pulitzer Prize was the "pull it, surprise!" and I always wondered what happened that it was so surprising when you pulled this thing, and why people wanted it.

Simone
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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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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 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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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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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 beleived up until I was about 15 that there were two words for forehead: forehead and forrid. I blame this on living in Essex.

Saggs
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When I was seven we were in class and were asked to do a book review. I went up to the teacher - a nun - and asked her how to spell "so shitty". She asked me to repeat what I wanted which I duly did to her horror and she told me to sit down. I then went back to her and told her the rest of the title of the book which was Secret Seven. The word was society - as in Secret Seven Society by Enid Blyton - but I had never heard the word society pronounced, I had only read it!

Dee
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When reciting my ABC's i could never figure out which letter was "elemental pee." C'mon now, you sing LMNOP quickly and see what you come up with!

Ian Spragg
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I thought that singer/songwriter was spelled this way: sing-a-song-writer...

Anon
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I used to confuse tentacles and testicles when I was younger. It was funny

Chelsea
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When I was in kindergarten I was proud that I could spell my name. I showed my teacher a drawing that I had signed, and she told me to "use a capital letter." I wasn't sure what she meant, but since I lived in Madison, the capitol of Wisconsin, I drew a picture of the Capitol building behind my name.

Anon
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When I first saw "brb" on an im I thought the person burped, not that they would be right back.

Anon
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I used to read the sign outside of convenient stores or gas stations that said "no loitering." I didn't know what loitering meant and would always laugh to myself because I thought that the people who made the sign spelled littering wrong.

Kelly
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When I was very young -- before kindergarten -- I was already very good at reading and spelling. Like other kids here, I asked my parents how to spell the letters of the alphabet. How do you spell A? How do you spell B? etc.

I accepted their answer that letters were not things that you spell because they're the things that are used FOR spelling. I decided I would try to spell the letters anyways. I remember writing them down: Ay, Bee, See, Dee, and so on.

See was more properly spelled Cee, because I thought the word should be spelled with the letter that it means. I was particularly proud of Aitch, even though it has the H at the end rather than beginning with H. I was quite baffled by Kew (Kyoo? Cue?) because I couldn't get a Q into it. If I'd known the word Queue at the time I might have considered the project more of a success.

Brenda
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When I was in kindergarten I used to think that the letter 'n' was in the alphabet twice because at the end of the song, you would sing, "Y and Z", but nobody was being very clear in their pronunciation. This was a source of confusion for probably two years when I would ask my mom "which 'n' do I use here?"

Matt
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When my son was learning to sing the alphabets it always came this way. i,j,k,elephantpee, q,r,s........

Tinkle-Wink
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When I was young, I clearly didn't have all of the language skills that I do now, so I was often frustrated by the fact that I could not spell many words. I thought that in order for a vowel to say its name, the word had to have an "e" in it. Thus, I would spell a word like "cold" as "coled." Also, I would write notes to my mom using only the first letters of each word because it was easier, and I was sure she would understand what I ment. Thus, if I wanted to say "I made my bed and I love you" it would read "I M M B A I L Y." I cannot imagine why she never asked me about this.

Anonymous
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When I was small I thought that the L,M,N,O,P part of the ABC's really was "Elliot went pee". I have no earthly idea why but that is what I thought until I was singing one day and my mother informed me otherwise.

Manna
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i have always thought that letters have genders and personalities. for example, 'A' was very soft and kind and showed up when you needed her. 'B' was sad and masculine, because boy and blue start with B. the masculine letters are B, D, G, H, J, M, N, O, R, S, T, W, and X. the feminine ones are A, C, E, F, I, K, L, P, Q, U, V, Y, and Z.

dont ask how i came up with this

kay
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