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When I watched Countdown when I was little, I thought there were such words as LJTEBDOFV and DLBAECGUV. They weren't, but letters that Carol put on the board for the word games.

H
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I used to believe that "elemeno P" was a certain kind of "P" found only in the English language.

Anon
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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.

Emmy
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wen i was younger and just grasping the whole reading concept and id been taugh if u didnt know a word to say it how it was spelt, when reading a menu i became baffled by the word meringue and for ages pronounced it mirengoo coz my mum didnt have the heart to tell me i read it wrong!!!!!

Rachel
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I used to think that the end of the alphabet song ('Next time, won't you sing with me') was 'Next time, won't you sing with cheese.'

Ian
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I used to think that Sioux Indians were pronounced "Syox" it wasn't until I was around 18 that I realised the pronunciation is "Soo". I'm Australian so what would I know!

Robby
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My ex-husband and I share custody of our 11-year-old daughter, but the relationship is a difficult one. This past summer, my ex tried to stop me taking my daughter to visit her grandaprents abroad. I decided to be honest with my daughter and told her that her father was trying to stop the trip, but that I would try to talk him into it.

Later that week, I found some crumpled up pieces of paper in my daughter's room. Over and over she had written, "I hate my dad. He's a tourist." Flummoxed, I tried to work out what on earth she was talking about. Until it dawned on me: she meant 'terrorist'. I laughed so hard I fell over.

(Mind you, she wasn't far off the truth!)

Oh Lordy
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Once, in first grade, I thought that I had to put a comma after each word or something terrible would happen. Like this:

My,name,is,Jessica,I,like,cats,and,ice,cream,

You get the idea.

Jessica Tinch
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when i as little, about four years old i used to sing the alphabet, but in stead of L, M, N, O, P, I thought it was L, a minow, P.....like the fish! :D

not so bright
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My friend once told me that when she was younger, in a spelling test a question was 'my favourite toy is my ........' my friend, hoping to spell beanies., as in beanie babies, spelt it penis. The school called her mum and had a chat to her aswell!

Anon
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I always loved the stories about "Winnie the Poo" when i was younger, though i didnt quite understand why he had such a nasty name.

Morten Vestergaard
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Up until I was 5, I would always say "Lay" instead of "L". My brother and sister were 9 and 13 and always asked me to spell "lollypop" I would always start out " Lay, o " They loved it.

Talia
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I was a precocious reader, and due to construction going on at my school, I attended kindergarten at a local church. I came home one day and asked Mother what "off ice" meant since I saw it on a sign outside the church where I went to school. She was very puzzled. I kept asking her day after day, so finally she got tired of being pestered, bundled me up, and we walked to the church to see. The sign said "office."

Texas granny
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When I was very young, I thought that "the" was pronounced "thee", and if you meant "th-uhh", you had to spell it "th".

Currently, an excellent speller.
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When I was two and learning the alphabet I always wondered why there was only one of every letter exept "n", which was in there twice.
...W, X, Y, N, Z.

angel
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I always used to spell 'They' 'Thay'. When I was in year one, my teacher was marking my book and told me the correct way of spelling 'They'. I was very upset (I almost cried!) and argued my case like hell, and I was certain I would win, but I didn't. It shoud be spelt phonetically in my opinion. But you just wait. I'll get my revenge on teachers in Britain.....MUWAH HA HA HA HA

Anna H
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I used to think that the alphabet went like this: ABCDEFGHIJKL *a minnow* P...

Kathy
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I used to think that cursive writing was just a big scribble. I would draw a bunch of squiggles and lines and show it to my grandmother saying, "what's this say grandma?" She would pretend that cetain squiggles meant certain things.
I felt really smart!

Rainbow
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when i was little i thaught the bit in the alphabet song, where it goes LMNOP
actually want ENNEL MENNEL BEE

im going to the movies now
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When I was just learning to write I used to space the words so that there wasn't only one word on the line below. I was afraid that it might get lonely.

Sharon
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