Misunderstandings as a child...

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  1. Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Mrs Dave has just jogged my memory on this one-

    As a kid, envelopes would have a printed square in the top right corner with the words “affix stamp here”. The young me used to read it as “airfix stamp here”. I knew they did models of planes etc, I’d built a few, but I couldn’t fathom out what an airfix stamp was!

    On Friday I was in church for my mums funeral. Many things made me smile, but one was a prayer ending with “thanks be to god”. Now as a kid I’d always thought it was “thanks peter god”. It made perfect sense in my head!

    Aged maybe 6-8 I’d read a book about a character called Bobby Brewster. I was on a walk one day with my sister and mum and I was talking about said book. Only the young me had read the name of BB as Bobby Breastwear. I can remember my mum and sister being in stitches over this innocent mistake.

    And finally..... I thought those little white sweets were mintim perials.

    Over to you.....
  2. Old jon

    Old jon Veteran

    What a wonderful childhood you had!!
  3. Julia9054

    Julia9054 Veteran

    The worst thing my mother could think of to call someone was common. I spent my entire childhood wondering why the wombles of Wimbledon were common and, if they were, why would they sing about it so proudly.
  4. Drago

    Drago Guru

    When I was 8 or 9, those scruffy unwashed louts, The Boomtown Rats were in the charts.

    They lyrics were a puzzle. Silicon chips, I could understand. But what was a "cider head?"

    To this day I still don't know.
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  5. ABikeCam

    ABikeCam Throwing Frazzles at a badger

    Bobby Brewster... I remember those books.

    I used to think that Billericay was in Ireland (I guesss it sounded a bit like Tipperary) and that Penzance was in the Carribean, as I thought that was the only place you got pirates...

    With a grasp of geography that bad, it's no wonder I was never allowed to walk home from school on my own!
  6. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    In cider head = inside her head.
  7. Drago

    Drago Guru

    And I thought committing suicide was making cider.
  8. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    I thought every B&B sign was the location of a local BB troop.
  9. Dave7

    Dave7 Guru

    I went right through school singing "we three kings from Oriantar"......I assumed there must be a place called Oriantar.
  10. Mrs M

    Mrs M Veteran

    Grand Prix prounounced exactly as written :blush:
  11. When I was a small kid I used to think everything that was up hill was north. Edinburgh had hills so they must be to the north :wacko:
  12. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    Tell me why...........?
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  13. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    I must have been about 8 or 9 when Sandra moved into the neighbourhood. She was my first ever girlfriend. Strange...exotic...not from round here. Clearly, as she had moved in from somewhere else it must have been England because outside of the estate was the great unknown.
    She also having an Irish accent didn't make me wonder about that logic.
  14. deptfordmarmoset

    deptfordmarmoset Full time tea drinker

    Armonmy Way
    Boom boom ...and that's how they got their name
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  15. Diogenes

    Diogenes Opinions, schminions

    Because I read a lot as a child I often got pronunciations wrong when I tried out words in real life. Like Orange Ootangs
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