Misunderstandings as a child...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave 123, 11 Nov 2018.

  1. Eddy

    Eddy Guru

    Only me who thought To Let signs were Toilets with a letter missing?
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  2. Profpointy

    Profpointy Guru

    anyone else thought “temporary” and “terrible” meant pretty muc the same thing?

    i’d Inferred this meaning by reading the road signs saying “temporary road surface”
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  3. screenman

    screenman Legendary Member

    Recycled toilet paper, how.
  4. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Under the Edge
    My full first name being Penelope, I thought those beasts roaming the African plains were called ant-ell-O-pies, not ante-lopes. Funily enough I didn't have the same problem with envelopes.
    That also explained why many people seemed to think my name was Penny-lope.
  5. meta lon

    meta lon Guru

    I got the pizz ripped out for thinking Knave mag was called K-nav,i was maybe 10..
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  6. PeteXXX

    PeteXXX Cake or ice cream? The choice is endless ...

    I used to think that emancipated women were really thin.
  7. bruce1530

    bruce1530 Über Member

    Comedian Chic Murray told the story of his best pal from childhood, who they all knew as “Gooey”.

    His parents had called him “Guy”, but had never actually heard the name pronounced, only seen it in books.
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  8. Afnug

    Afnug I'll Sithee

    The wife tells me when she was young they had a family friend who she knew as Dicksy Dawl, it was years before she figured out his name was Dick Sidall.

    Its a bit like me wondering why the wife puts Mick Sturbs in the cooking. (but that's not true)
  9. Drago

    Drago Guru

    We had an annoying neighbour, who my Dad referred to every single time as "Bloody Ralph."

    I was 16 before I realised Bloody was not his first name.
  10. I can remember that in junior school they used to read us stories from the old Testament. I can remember the part where Moses had the Ark built from gold and silver. Now every schooboy of that age knew that that by using those materials that it would never float. I couldn't wait for them to get to the part where they sailed it, but they kept going up mountains! :wacko:
  11. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    When I were a lad me Mam used to refer to a dog's charity, which I thought was "Can I in defence".
    Took me several decades to work out she was referring to "Canine defence".
  12. Me too. Worst thing is I still have to consciously stop myself.
  13. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Over the Hill
    Lots of Gwesty Hotels in Wales..........
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  14. pawl

    pawl Veteran

    As a kid I couldn’t understand the monarchs liking for plums as in the line from the the National Anthem send her victorious.
  15. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    I though planes left paper trails in the sky.
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