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When my mom taught me how to read and write, she compared the lowercase b and d to pregnant women. I took this literally and thought she meant that they actually were pregnant. I always saw lowercase letters as children and was horrified that they were pregnant so young. I knew they must be having a hard time, so I made it a point to always capitalize those letters, even in the middle of words.
I used to believe that 'musician' and 'magician' were the same words. I honestly could not tell the difference. Maybe a part of me knew that music was magical.
When I was learning the alphabet, i got mixed up in the middle and went; Lema nema pee... insead of L M N O P
I used to think that earwigs were a type of toupee that you wear behind your ears.
I used to have a chart of the alphabet on my bedroom wall. I remember, at about the ages of four, spending a substantial amount of time repeating the phonetic sounds of the letters in a vain attempt to find the letter that made the 'ch' sound. Needless to say, I never found it.
I used to think "Disney" was spelled D I S N E P. because they'd loop the "y" and it looked like a "p"!
When I was in kindergarten, we learned the vowels. I drifted off during class, not really paying attention. Afterwords, I came home and told my mom that the vowels were A, E, I, O, U, and sometimes Y and W. She told me W wasn't a vowel - I contested that, yes, it was because my teacher had told me so!! And I held to that belief that W was a vowel up until 5th grade...
I used to (and still do) classify all the colors, abc's, and even numbers into either male or female. For example, a, s, and z are the only female abc's! Red, pink, orange, yellow, and white are girls, and any number that ends with 2, 3, 5, or 8 is a girl! Everything else is a male. Lol :)
I'm from Texas, originally, so you can imagine some of my family has a southern accent/drawl.
In elementary school, we had spelling tests where the teacher would call out ten words and we would try to spell them to see if we knew them by sound, alone.
I turned in my test one day and the teacher asked to see me a little later when she was grading. I'd written "hell" on my test sheet, and she asked why, and I told her, "That's what you said!", and then proceeded to say "hail", thinking of the southern drawl pronunciation for "hell".
She about killed herself laughing.
When I was little I thought that you said minnow in the alphabet. You know m, n, o...
When I first learned the alphabet, I came to the conclusion that some letters were composed of several letters; like B ("Bee"), C ("Cee"), D ("Dee"), F ("Eff"), etc. I ended up thoroughly confusing my mom.
I always had trouble with spelling and reading. I learned all of the rules but that never seemed to help. I was so proud of myself when I learned that "shun" was spelled "tion". So in my mind "otion" definitely spelled ocean.
one day when i was little i drew out the alphabet and i made a story about who loved who. For example a and b loved each other and c and loved each other. Mr C and Mrs D to be exact. Mrs I. and Mrs. K were both in love with Mr. J though. Uh Oh..
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.
I learned in 3rd grade that (missus) was spelled Mrs. I went home and bet my older brother a "million dollars" that mississippi started with Mrs. I lost and he never let me forget that!
I thought that the letters of the alphabet could be spelled and I would ask my older sister how to spell "B" (I thought "bee") or "S" (I thought "ess"). I thought that everything had to be spelled.
So some people assign genders to numbers... I assigned genders to my name (and family member roles)
C was the mom, I remember.. I was the baby... E was the nurse.. R and R must have been the kids.. etc
When I was in kindergarten, I asked my teaker why there were two "N's" in the alphabet (as in n o p... w x y N z)... My Mom would get the giggles when I asked her so bad, she finally said "Ask your teacher" When I did, I was disappointed to hear that it was AND, not a second N. To this day, I refuse to say and before Z, cause it's not meant to be there. LOL
In preschool, when someone corrected my spelling, I thought that they were just giving me another way to spell a word, and I could use either that way or my way. Some of these words were dolfin/dolphin, weel/wheel, and jun/june.
When me and my sister were about six and seven, we would "write cursive." Mind you, we had just begun learning how to write cursive in school. I remember writing ynynyn over and over in cursive, breaking it up into sentences and paragraphs. Thinking that whomever was reading it would know what it meant. Cause after all, that was how you wrote cursive.