People Reveal Which Words And Phrases They Spell Completely Wrong
Maskot / GettyImages

It's easy to misunderstand words if you've only read them. Be honest, how many of us mispronounced 'chameleon' the first seven times you read it before your 2nd grade teacher informed you how it was properly pronounced? A lot. However, what about those phrases and common terms you just know you misheard but feel too embarrassed to say anything?


Reddit user, u/bailsgrhm, wanted to hear the most misplaced misunderstandings when they asked:

What is your "BoneAppleTea" moment?

A Whole Lot Cheaper

I used to think that 'pay-per-view' was spelled as 'paper view'.

MrNiceRT

Snoop Would Approve

Giphy

Well, it is a doggy dog world.

wild0ats

Get The Ghosts Out

I've said this before, but I used to think the saying was "The ghost is clear" instead of the "coast is clear".

Also, I used to say butt naked and found out not too long ago that it's actually buck naked

JonAnimeRivera

Quack

For the longest time I thought duct tape was called duck tape

ghost_curse123

Chickie-Chick-Fillaaaaa

I thought 'Chick fillet' was pronounced 'Chick Fill Ah.'

doowgad1

I Think This Is Just Called Being...Forgetful

This probably doesn't count but I couldn't remember what a sink was called. I was in bed trying to figure it out. a sark? sind? slonk? seeg? So I got up and stared at it for a good 30 seconds. Then I remembered that it was definitely called a syeek.

FuzzzyLizzzard

Got A Bad Case Of The...

I didn't know the second "e" in herpes was pronounced.

Spent a good three or four years calling it herps.

DoctorBreadLegs

Like...A Countertop?

Taken for granite.

lnternweb

You're A...What?

Giphy

Years ago I was a bartender and cut my chin on a chipped corona bottle during a lunch shift (that in and of itself is a lengthy story but suffice it to say, it wasn't my fault).

Let's fast forward to that evening and I'm out with some of my (relatively small) towns important officials. The cut on my chin reopens and someone pointed it out. I proceed to tell everyone within ear shot that I must be a necrophiliac. I mean, I said it a good 4-5 times.

My best friend takes me aside and asked if I knew what that meant. "Yeah, of course. It's when your blood won't clot."

"No. That's a hemophiliac. A necrophiliac is someone who likes to have sex with dead people."

29olives

A...Well, No, This One's Just Funny

I remember sitting in a bar in the Denver airport many years ago, and this Texan with a big hat was talking, said something inappropriate to the bartender, and apologized for his "fax poo." I enlightened him to the proper pronunciation of faux pas. He was baffled.

Puppyismycat

Emergency Responders Break Down The Dumbest Choices That Have Lead To An Accident
Photo by Mat Napo on Unsplash

Being an emergency responder is a high-stress job.

It's a career with long, laborious hours.

There is always a hint of danger. And death is always around the corner.

So we as a society could try to help these people out and not put ourselves in unnecessary danger.

Redditor Diligent-Log6805wanted the rescue workers out there to tell us about the times they rescued people. They asked:

"Emergency responders of reddit, what are some dumb things that have lead to an emergency situation?"
Keep reading...Show less

I hated science classes.

As soon as I could I ran.

But it follows me.

Because science can be downright disturbing.

That's why I blocked out so many of the details.

Redditor Flimsy_Finger4291wanted to compare notes on all the frightening facts that are a definitive. They asked:

"What's the scariest thing that science has proven real?"
Keep reading...Show less
People Share Their Most Controversial Star Wars Takes
Daniel K Cheung on Unsplash

Ever since Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope opened on May 25, 1977, a devoted fanbase developed.

And that fanbase has opinions.

Lots and lots of opinions.

Keep reading...Show less
People Explain How They Really Feel About Death
Peter Dazeley/Reddit

Death is a subject many people shy away from because what they don't know beyond our realm of existence can be intimidating.

Keep reading...Show less