(Closed) Embarrassing Admissions

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Post # 31
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

My mother has a strong regional dialect and a high school education, so there are a lot of words that she pronounces incorrectly.  Not knowing better, I went to college with a lot of the same incorrect pronunciations.  Now I have a bad habit of correcting her, but I think it’s just payback for my embarassment!

The worse one was I was constantly pronouncing epitome as “ep-e-tome.”  I could never figure out why people kept laughing at me, until I met my Fiance.  At age 20.  No one told me until I was 1/2 way done with college.

One time I also walked around campus with my dress tucked into my backpack, exposing my thong to the world.  I wondered why I was getting so many smiles that day!

Post # 32
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1273 posts
Bumble bee

peegee:  Aw snap, I’m gonna be reading it as Walt Gisnep from now on. Time to go to Gisnep World, everybody!

Post # 34
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2005 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

bubblescomere:  hahah oh my! At least someone else knows my pain! I have to admit whats worse- I ONLY came to the realization after thinking how close XING was to “X-Tina” as in Christina Aguilera… Like how x-mas means christmas. And only after trying to make CHRIS-ing work- it hit me that the X meant CROSS. 

Post # 35
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Slingshot:  Oh you are lucky! I went to a crazy church that said X-mas meant you were crossing Jesus out Christmas so you are a sinner. 

Post # 36
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994 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Hahah these are all so hilarious. 

When I was in high school, probably 17, my younger sister told me she and her friends smoked a bowl of weed. I said, “you know, I’ve always been curious, how do you smoke out of a bowl?” I was imagining it was like a cereal bowl. My sister still makes fun of me to this day. HAHAH.

Also, my Fiance didn’t know what pasta salad was until like 2 months ago.

Post # 37
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7643 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Fall_In_Love22:  (re The Doobie Brothers) – I never knew that until… just now.

Post # 38
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

aussiemum1248:  THANK YOU! Now I don’t feel too bad. Everybody who was part of the conversation couldn’t believe we didn’t know what a doobie is, and that the Doobie Brothers aren’t really brothers!

Post # 39
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435 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I thought for years (until I was like 17) that oral sex was just talking about sex. I couldn’t understand for the life of me how people got STIs from talking about sex.

I also very loudly called my brother a “p*ssy” when I was 10, at a family reunion. I genuinely thought it was just another word for a “scaredy cat”. My great grandmother, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins, parents, and various other family members heard, and either looked at me in shock or laughed hysterically.

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Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I was at seaworld with my mom when I was ~20, so my mom would have been 40. We went by the penguine exibit and she asked me if they put the tags on their wings so that they can’t fly away.

My mom is usually super smart. I never expected this to come out of her mouth. Talk about a gap in knowledge. Haha

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

jonandjessgetwed:  Don’t feel too bad about this one. A relative of mine said they were going to smoke a bowl and I literally pictured a bowl in my head and was like “Huh?!” lol

Post # 43
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1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park

Oh, I also remember a friend of mine in middle school came up to me and said “(Name) said he wants to holla at me” and got a big smile on her face. I immediately responded, “Aww, why does he want to yell at you? That’s mean.”

My God, I am the whitest girl on the planet. lol

Post # 44
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2016

beachbumm105:  hahaha sorry I just had a real chuckle at this. Thanks for the laugh :))))

Post # 45
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242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I pronounced lingerie wrong all the way up until a couple of months ago when I was looking at wedding dresses with my cousin. I said, “This one looks too much like ling-ger-ee,” and she laughed hysterically for several minutes.  Once she finally regained her composure she explained how wrong my pronunciation was.

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