Misunderstandings as a child...

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

  1. My father in law told my wife that paper was made from white smoke coming out of factory chimneys. He's a doctor, highly respected in Japan, but with a great ability to say ridiculous things in a very plausible manner...
  2. Snap...
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  3. Cycleops

    Cycleops Guru

    Accra, Ghana
    "While shepherds washed their socks by night all seated on the ground"
    Never thought that odd.
  4. Speicher

    Speicher Vice Admiral Moderator

    Why is ellemenope in the middle of the alphabet?
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  5. colly

    colly Re member eR

    My second son said exactly that. ^_^^_^
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  6. colly

    colly Re member eR

    I could never understand how they ever played football in Switzerland. All those mountains and so on....wouldn't the ball always be rolling away ?

    30 years ago now I had a neice who wondered.
    'So where is he then?' After watching Kenny Everet on tv. He would walk on dressed as a punk and say
    'Ello. Sid Snot 'ere. ''
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  7. Spinney

    Spinney Bimbleur extraordinaire

    Under the Edge
    I mentally put a comma in the line:
    'The Wombles of Wimbledon, common are we.'
    Having never heard of Wimbledon Common, only Wimbledon as a place where tennis was played, it seemed an odd line, as Wombles aren't at all common (in the sense of frequent).
  8. Slioch

    Slioch Veteran

    And all done in "the best POSSIBLE taste"
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  9. Beebo

    Beebo Firm and Fruity

    My son asked my wife why she carries a ham bag when it doesn’t have ham in it.
  10. Oldbloke

    Oldbloke Guru

    Mayenne, France
    Young me thought that official looking letters came from "Inland Revenge"
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  11. OP
    Dave 123

    Dave 123 Guru

    Me too!
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  12. I've mentioned these before,but seeing as someone's asking i'll tell them again.:smile:
    Two songs spring to mind. Poetry In Motion By Johnny Tillotson became in my head 'Oh A Tree In Motion' (Yes that's feasible as trees move in the wind,i thought) and The Green Green Grass Of Home's lyrics 'Hair of gold and lips like cherries' in my mind said 'Pair of golden lips like cherries'. Pair of golden lips?,but lips are red you fools, i thought .:scratch:Then there was the 'He couldn't make ends meet',which i read as 'Hen's meat' 'Couldn't make hen's meat,but hens are meat you idiot i thought to myself.:blush:
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  13. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

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  14. Drago

    Drago Guru

    Somewhere, over the rainbow, weigh a pie....

    I was 44 before sussed thqt one out.
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  15. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Ultima Thule
    So did I , so looked up lyrics and found this line.

    "Relph and his pet subo, Common are we"
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