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I used to think it was the sixteenth chapel, not the Sistine Chapel.  I'm not even talking about when I was a kid!  I thought this 13 years ago, until finally my dh asked me where I thought the other 15 were.  ROTFLMAO.gif

 

When my  mom was a kid, she thought that the Statue of Liberty was the Pistachio of Liberty, because it was green like a pistachio.

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my daughter, until she was about 7, thought it was "peanup butter". i found this out during a spelling quiz when she spelled it that way. i had no idea! i can't think of anything i said wrong. a huge pet peeve though is when dh says "every since", instead of "ever since".

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When my oldest was little, we were taking him out for icecream.  I asked him if he wanted a small sundea.  All of a sudden, he's sobbing hysterically, and he gasps out between sobs, "I want icecream today, not on Sunday!"  Poor kid!  LOL!

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I have too many to list.  I'm laughed at regularly.  Being a primary source of conversational English for recent arrivals was eye-opening, let me tell you, when people start repeating and saying back to you what you just said... word for word... while mimicking your accent...  it's eye-opening.  bag.gif

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MrsGregory- we live in the South also. a cousin was a Spanish teacher...all I could think was Peggy Hill! lol

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My daughter says "Running around like a chicken with it's legs cut off!" I only wish!

 

Which brings me to my husband, there is no present-tense for "wish" in his vocabulary, it's always "I wished we could..." I want to ask him "Okay, but what do you wish now?" but the only time I remember is when I say I'm going to take a shower and he asks where I'm going to take it to. I seriously hate that.

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 I say I'm going to take a shower and he asks where I'm going to take it to. I seriously hate that.

lol.gif That's pretty funny, I say "taking a shower" even though my mother has always pointed out to me that showering is a verb.

 

I find "Aurora" (as in Denver, CO) absolutely impossible to say.

Every once in a while when I forget the word for escalator I call it "the moving stairs".

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lol.gif That's pretty funny, I say "taking a shower" even though my mother has always pointed out to me that showering is a verb.

 

 

According to www.miriam-webster.com, "shower" is both a noun and a verb.

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shower

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DD (4) frequently utters the wonderful phrase, "Run to your death!" She means "Run for your life". I love it.

 

Until very recently, I had the lyrics to "Eidelweiss" wrong. You know how it's "Small and white, clean and bright/ You look happy to meet me"? I thought it was "You look happy to me, t'me" - as in "to me" twice, just fudged a bit so it'd scan. Quite the epiphany when I realised the truth. :p

 

DH occasionally says "archipelagos" when he means "arpeggios", much to the amusement of our singing group. He's also been known to say "enchiladas" when he meant "chinchillas".

post #10 of 35
Lets see, off the top if my head. I always have a hard time remembering stuff on demand, but there's several.

I say Toyota as Tyota.


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My LO showed my brother one of her toys and he said "Oh, a finger pucket!" Since then we've all had trouble saying "puppet" and not "pucket".
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Awww, my dad always say Tyota.  When I was a kid, I thought that was how it was pronounced, and I corrected my sister when she was reading it on a sign and she said toyota.  Then my mom told me that was the right way, LOL.

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Okay, so this one isn't by me or my kid, but it's funny. One of my coworkers always gets the phrases "not the brightest crayon in the box" and "not the sharpest knife in the block" confused, and says things like "not the sharpest crayon in the box". She kind of knows that she's messing it up and always laughs at herself and checks with me on how the phrase goes. Ah, it's the little things that make the work day amusing. 

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I randomly add in letters to words. For the longest time I said chaos like chatos. As in, it was complete chatos. Until someone finally said, um, you mean chaos? So embarrassed.
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According to www.miriam-webster.com, "shower" is both a noun and a verb.

 

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shower

 

So that means I actually can grammatically-correctly take a shower? I LOVE IT WHEN MY HUSBAND IS WRONG!! He was laughing at me for saying 'blenderize' the other day. He thought it was one of my made-up words like bigganate and uppalator, I had to google it to prove to him that it wasn't me who invented the word.

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I say "your guy's" (pronounced "guy-zez") in sentences such as "We're coming to visit your guyzez house tomorrow."  I have no idea where I picked that up.

 

I guess I really just need to ditch the "guy" part.  But "your" just doesn't sound plural enough by itself.  I visited the South for a couple of months (or 4) and came back saying "y'all" accidentally and I really liked it--still do-- but now I'm back home it just sounds affected :( (I think I'd sound like my crazy friend years ago who suddenly started speaking in a bad British accent.)

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Okay, so this one isn't by me or my kid, but it's funny. One of my coworkers always gets the phrases "not the brightest crayon in the box" and "not the sharpest knife in the block" confused, and says things like "not the sharpest crayon in the box". She kind of knows that she's messing it up and always laughs at herself and checks with me on how the phrase goes. Ah, it's the little things that make the work day amusing. 

That's cute!

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My DD has 2 that I love.  If something tastes really good she say it's "too-licious"  And flamingo comes out pah-fling-go.  

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And flamingo comes out pah-fling-go.

My DD calls them flingoes. We even made up a song about them, to the tune of "Copacabana", which begins "Her name was Lola/She was a flingo"... I won't repeat the rest, as it gets a bit gory from there on in.

 

"Too-licious" is cute!

 

DD says "dispicious", as in "Mummy, my tiny brother is looking at me dispiciously". She's into flowery adverbs at the moment - severely, perfectly, exactly, extremely.

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DD says "dispicious", as in "Mummy, my tiny brother is looking at me dispiciously". She's into flowery adverbs at the moment - severely, perfectly, exactly, extremely.

 

I hereby announce that I am co-opting the word "dispiciously". When it ends up on Urban Dictionary as a brand new slang word, Smokering you can stand proudly as the mother of the girl that invented a wonderful new word - it's marvelous! I love it when small kids use flowery adverbs. As an avid former dictionary reader, it's a habit I find quite endearing. 

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