Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Dave 123, 11 Nov 2018.
Only me who thought To Let signs were Toilets with a letter missing?
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”
Recycled toilet paper, how.
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.
I got the pizz ripped out for thinking Knave mag was called K-nav,i was maybe 10..
I used to think that emancipated women were really thin.
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.
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)
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.
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!
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".
Me too. Worst thing is I still have to consciously stop myself.
Lots of Gwesty Hotels in Wales..........
As a kid I couldn’t understand the monarchs liking for plums as in the line from the the National Anthem send her victorious.
I though planes left paper trails in the sky.
Separate names with a comma.