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Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 28, 2016 02:24PM
I was 30 years old when it I realized Raspberry is spelled with the letter P because I honestly thought it was Rasberry.






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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: space-time
Date: July 28, 2016 02:31PM
That some things are too embarrassing to disclose.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: DP
Date: July 28, 2016 02:40PM
Actually, turkeys are very strong fliers! They prefer to run from threats but will fly if necessary. They fly up into trees for the night and fly back down in the morning.







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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 28, 2016 02:46PM
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DP
Actually, turkeys are very strong fliers! They prefer to run from threats but will fly if necessary. They fly up into trees for the night and fly back down in the morning.

Wild turkeys, yes. The stock commercially bread and raised to put the most meat on your dinner table, not so much.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: testcase
Date: July 28, 2016 02:49PM
In my mid-twenties, my girlfriend cracked up when I pronounced "Givenchy" the way it's spelled facepalm (I did ok with Yves Saint Laurent). I'm actually glad she taught me the correct pronunciation.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: 3d
Date: July 28, 2016 02:49PM
Although they have a football team, New England is neither a city nor a state facepalm

**Edit**
Also the correct usage of neither/nor and either/or facepalm



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Don C
Date: July 28, 2016 02:54PM
I hate to tell you how old I was when I found out that Howdy Doody was a puppet! I know that I saw the strings when I was a kid, but I just never paid attention to them.

It was YEARS after the Santa Claus disclosure.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: billb
Date: July 28, 2016 02:54PM
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testcase
In my mid-twenties, my girlfriend cracked up when I pronounced "Givenchy" the way it's spelled facepalm (I did ok with Yves Saint Laurent). I'm actually glad she taught me the correct pronunciation.


you should hear how some people butcher salmon



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 28, 2016 02:57PM
I was mocked ferociously for pronouncing many St. Louis area place names in the correct Francais instead of the localized pronunciation.

Courtois River is apparently pronounced "Cotoway".

Eventually I learned that a name belongs to the 'owner' (or local) , and is pronounced the way the owner prefers.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Z
Date: July 28, 2016 03:13PM
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cbelt3
I was mocked ferociously for pronouncing many St. Louis area place names in the correct Francais instead of the localized pronunciation.

Courtois River is apparently pronounced "Cotoway".

Eventually I learned that a name belongs to the 'owner' (or local) , and is pronounced the way the owner prefers.

cbelt - we just do it behind your back now. ;)

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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: bfd
Date: July 28, 2016 03:14PM
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billb
you should hear how some people butcher salmon

Seriously…

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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: July 28, 2016 03:25PM
Oh.. and I learned the other week that teachers in urban school districts keep score on the craziest way that people spell first names. I sat enthralled while four teachers updated their 'weirdest spelling' lists. I mean... some of these names don't pronounce in any language, including phoe-net-eeks.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: silvarios
Date: July 28, 2016 03:33PM
I had no idea Frankie Goes to Hollywood was singing about gay cruising (well, sex in general, but the video very explicitly shows cruising). "Relax" is so much more entertaining now.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Lew Zealand
Date: July 28, 2016 04:57PM
I was a profoundly ignorant young person, teenager, and young adult so to list the myriad everyday things I didn't figure out until my twenties would take the rest of the week.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: July 28, 2016 05:45PM
When I was a kid, whenever I read something about a Dashound, I thought it was pronounced Dash-Hound. I thought Dachshund (Dox-Und) was a whole 'nuther breed.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: AllGold
Date: July 28, 2016 06:48PM
I stiffed several pizza and food delivery drivers because until later in my college life, I honestly did not know it was customary to tip them. It never occurred to me to tip any more than you would tip someone working behind the counter at McDonald's.

TV commercials when I was a very young kid... "Save $xx on such-and-such" always baffled me. I wondered how you could save money when you were spending money to buy that such-and-such instead of actually putting it in a savings account.

Also, sponsors announced as "Brought to you by xxx" confused the heck out of me because it sounded like an entirely different word, "brock" to you. I couldn't figure out what "brock" meant.

At one point in my childhood, sometime before my teens, I thought pubic hair was "public" hair because I misread it and it stuck in my mind. I wondered why that hair which was so private was called "public" hair but fortunately did not embarrass myself by asking that out loud.

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testcase
In my mid-twenties, my girlfriend cracked up when I pronounced "Givenchy" the way it's spelled facepalm (I did ok with Yves Saint Laurent). I'm actually glad she taught me the correct pronunciation.

I'm a lot older than mid-twenties and I have no idea how pronounce Givenchy.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: mrlynn
Date: July 28, 2016 06:58PM
Reading mispronunciations are common. When I was a kid I amused my parents by pointing to a rushing stream and calling it a "ragging torrent." And then there was "super-flewis."

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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: wurm
Date: July 28, 2016 07:10PM
Back in the days of TV Guide, I often wondered why so many stations carried that "To Be Announced" show. Sure must have been popular.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: wurm
Date: July 28, 2016 07:11PM
Back in the days of (the small) TV Guide, I often wondered why so many stations carried that "To Be Announced" show. Sure must have been popular.


Hey, my very first ever duplicate post! That's what I get for not waiting for the first post to actually post.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Cary
Date: July 28, 2016 09:21PM
When I was a kid, I used to see signs for the Long Island Expressway and Cross Island Parkway, and read the word as is-land, not i-land.

Never mind how I thought Kosciuszko Bridge should be pronounced.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: July 28, 2016 09:31PM
I was a youngster when the movie Planet of the Apes came out. It was also the time of the Vietnam war. Well when I saw a headline about "Armed Guerillas Take Over Town" I got scared and said oh no, it's starting! Lol
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Jack D.
Date: July 28, 2016 09:38PM
I was so dumb I used to think that a Manilla folder was a Filipino contortionist.

And that an innuendo was some form of Italian Preparation H....



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: July 28, 2016 11:03PM
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Rick-o
When I was a kid, whenever I read something about a Dashound, I thought it was pronounced Dash-Hound. I thought Dachshund (Dox-Und) was a whole 'nuther breed.

I didn't realize this until you posted it. I thought it was 2 different breed of dogs.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: July 29, 2016 02:56AM
My first week at college, I went to see a play of "Waiting for Godot." I fully expected Godot to show up before it ended.
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: blooz
Date: July 29, 2016 07:35AM
My parents came from Slovakia and theirs was the first English i heard as a child, so I may never learn the correct pronunciations of many words.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: July 29, 2016 07:57AM
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My first week at college, I went to see a play of "Waiting for Godot." I fully expected Godot to show up before it ended.

SPOILER!! nono smiley
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: July 29, 2016 07:03PM
I think this sort of counts. When I was 12 years old, I went to make my first call from a pay phone. I put my money in an was surprised to discover that it was a dime. Because of the old movies I had seen on TV, I assumed it was nickel. Luckily, I had another nickel.



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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: July 30, 2016 12:49AM
Are misheard lyrics part of this, because I have lots...
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Re: Thread for admitting something silly you didn't know about until you were an adult
Posted by: Racer X
Date: July 30, 2016 11:59AM
"Excuse me, while I kiss this guy"
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