Post # 1
- Wedding: June 2016 - Beach
This was a recent post from twentytwowords.com and thought it could be quite entertaining… So here goes
We would like to think that, as adults, school taught us basic facts that could save us from potentially embarrassing situations in which we reveal how naïve we are about things.
School doesn’t, however, teach you everything, and there are some things you pick up at an embarrassingly late age.
I didn’t know it was called “The Empire State Building” until I was 16 years old! I always called it “The Vampire State Building”. One of the many stupid ass things to come out of my mouth. Lol
Post # 2
My mom said quesadilla wrong so I grew up thinking they were called (lets hope this makes phonetic sense..) qwe sel das. Just so so wrong.
Post # 3
This wasn’t me but this happened to my cousin…in the church we grew up in, when we celebrate somebody’s birthday, we follow the happy birthday song with a second verse:
“Till the Lord comes again, till the Lord comes again, God bless you and keep you, till the Lord comes again”
My cousin apparently didn’t know for many years (I’m talking he was like 17 years old) that that’s not just the second verse of the happy birthday song. They sang the happy birthday song in class for a classamtes birthday in high school, and apparently he started singing the second verse alone and got SUPER embarrased, but laughs about it now. How this didnt happen to him before 17 I have no idea.
Post # 4
In primary school, before we ate our lunch, our teacher would say “we will now bow our heads for the prayer He taught us”, meaning the Lords Prayer.
I always thought she was saying “we will now bow our heads for the prairie tortoise” I spent what seemed like years looking in books to see what a prairie tortoise looked like and to establish what he to do with eating lunch.
Post # 5
UK-bee: omg I’m dying laughing, hahaha, Prairie Tortoise, that’s awesome!
Post # 6
beachbumm105: tjacob2014: UK-bee: hahahhahahaha those are actually awesome!!
I had one yesterday… I sent a rude and distasteful “mean girls”-like text to my teenage niece because I got my back up… It was 100% wrong and I’m quite embarrassed by my behaviour on my own, but have 5 pages of bees to scold me of this shameful behaviour. Serves me right for sharing lol learned a valuable lesson all around though.
Post # 7
Well at my university there is a special week before university starts where they have lots of activities and stuff, particularly for new students. If you go to a certain stall or room you can get a student diary for free, and if you go to another place you can get a huge wall calendar (half the year on one side, the other half on the other side).
Well one year I was with my friend, wandering around and I went to get a poster while she went to the CD shop on campus. I had my rolled up poster in hand, went to the shop and batted her with it. Or who I thought was her, even though she was with someone and I knew my friend was alone. It wasn’t her, my friend was at the counter. I was so embarrassed!
Post # 8
OMG…my mom did this to me all the time and it wasn’t until I was in college that someone actually corrected me on these. She would always say “blow a gasket” but I though she was saying “blow a casket”, do you think she would have corrected me? Nope! She would also say “discomBOOBulated” and so I would always say that. Then someone corrected me and said it was “discomBOBulated”. I was so embarrased…
Post # 9
When I was younger I thought condos=condiminiums=condiments=condoms. They all got jumbled up in my head. When a friend’s older brother’s friend tried to be all cool and say “be safe kiddos use condoms” I was very confused as to why we were needed a place to live when we were living with our parents.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
I used to think “drug stores” sold actually illegal drugs and was like, “How can they just advertise that right on the sign?!”
Post # 11
I’m a vegetarian and have been since I was 9 years old. So I know shockingly little about meat. I thought until I was about 23 that filet mignon was fish. I don’t know why…something about the “filet” threw me off I think.
Post # 12
bubblescomere: I am a quarter of a century old, and I JUST realized (like 1 week ago) that this:
Means “deer crossing”. NOT “deer XING”
I found this out while travelling a country road with Fiance, trying to figure out why the sign said xing. He just stared at me in disbelief.
Post # 13
I called a party store in Michigan, looking for balloons. Party store = liquor store in these parts. Then I still had to figure out where to find the damn balloons.
Post # 14
4littlekitties: I have lived in Michigan a couple times and made the same mistake, lol
Post # 15
lolot: I struggled with that too lol
Im bad with sayings like “bust a move” and “cut a rug” I used to mix them to be “bust a cut.”
Also I had a phase where I was obsessed with cranberry juice in middle school and my stepmom made a joke that I was “the most regular kid on the block.” Everyone laughed big time and I thought for years how crazy it is that other kids drink a lot of cranberry juice too. When I found out what she meant by “regular” I died a little inside lol