(Closed) Embarrassing Admissions

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Post # 46
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320 posts
Helper bee

Not me, but a family favorite. My grandma was in her 70s before she found out that mushroom was spelled mushroom and not mushroon. She got into a big argument with all of us about it and we had to pull out a dictionary. She was perfectly mentally capable but she was utterly shocked that for over 70 years she had a word completely wrong. And she really loved mushroons too! I still think it is cute.

Post # 48
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257 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My moment was back in 6th grade, my best friend and I were trying to be intelligent and told people that you smoke margaritas. Margarita, marijuana. Same difference. Lol.

Post # 50
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I grew up in a household where we didn’t eat veggies outside of bagged salad and white potatoes. I thought zucchini was cucumber until I was 22.

Now I loooove zucchini, lol.

Post # 51
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1381 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Also, My nephew had an albino classmate and dad said “I thought they came from Australia.” He thought albinos were Aboriginals.

Post # 52
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I asked my husband just the other day if unicorns and dragons were real or fake. I thought they were a different version of dinosaurs. He was mad at me! Rude! I find that I definitely didnt grow up with super educated parents compared to people like my husband who did. I say colonel like it’s spelt. 

I also asked him if his brother who is in a time zone that is three hours different if it’s three o’clocks ahead or behind there. He said I can’t use “o’clock” that way. 

I seriously always feel dumb around his family because I say things that don’t make sense to them a lot of the time. Sometimes I will try to use sayings they use and they’ll just look at me and say “no…” Then laugh lol or I will say “oh they’re dead as a door nail” instead of what the real saying is (I dont know what the real saying is) I just take what they say and make it my own I guess lol

Post # 55
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

nowyouareaghost:  until like two years ago I was SO sure that it was a silent p at the end… And I still can’t unsee it. I always thought it was Disnep and was so shocked the first time I saw it written not in cursive!

Post # 56
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Bumble bee

I was brought up in the countryside and there are a few fields around our house where sheep graze. My Mum used to call the male sheep Ramadans (yes, as in the Muslim tradition) but I didn’t realise it was a joke and thought it was the long term for Ram.

Then the day came when I was about 10 years old in school where our teacher asked the class to identify the name for a male sheep…someone else answered and said ‘Ram’ and I then corrected them saying ‘Well the official term is Ramadan’… the teacher didn’t even correct me and just looked at me like I was insane. I came home and proudly told my Mum about correcting the other kid and she was horrified!

Fortunately most of the class at that age didn’t know what Ramadan was so I didn’t get laughed at, but still…cringe!!

(to add, my Mum wasn’t mocking the Muslim religion)

Post # 57
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

UK-bee:  Brilliant, we had to say “Lord thank you for your gifts to us” at lunch. Apparently I thought it was all one word and went home asking my mum what a ‘Giftous’ was.

Post # 59
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

worldtraveler:  Coming home from a romantic dinner with Fiance, I asked how he liked his meal and he enthusiastically responded that he LOVED the cucumbers. I sat there for a minute trying to remember if he had salad that night or not? When I realized he was talking about his sauteed zuchini that came with his meal, I pretty much laughed the whole way home. That was a few years ago and he still gets teased on that one 🙂

Post # 60
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

purplerose92:  hold it, it’s not ‘dead as a door nail?’ Somebody needs to tell me what it is then if that’s not the real saying!!

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