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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.
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!!!!!
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.
I used to believe that "elemeno P" was a certain kind of "P" found only in the English language.
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.
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.'
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!
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!)
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.
Once, in first grade, I thought that I had to put a comma after each word or something terrible would happen. Like this:
You get the idea.
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
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!
when i was little i thaught the bit in the alphabet song, where it goes LMNOP
actually want ENNEL MENNEL BEE
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.
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."
For most of my life I spelled "father" as "farter". Why did no one correct me, especially my very own farter?!?
When I was very young, I thought that "the" was pronounced "thee", and if you meant "th-uhh", you had to spell it "th".
Not knowing the word "yield" as a child, I initially thought this was how one spelled "y'all". I figured the signs on the road were put there by the city to be welcoming to tourists, though it seemed like a poor strategy to me personally.
I used to think that there were 2 N's in the alphabet (X, Y, N, Z) and i wondered why they did that. A few years later, i discovered they said "and" not "N"