Random things everyone knows but you just found out

edited October 3 in General
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  • fidozfidoz Houston
    They have senior living homes. 
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  • TaraC73TaraC73 Manchester NH
    I found out, maybe 4 or 5 years ago, that the word is actually wheelbarrow NOT wheel barrel... I am 45 years old :open_mouth:
    BrandonTheBardtelephoneofmadnessgguenotMichellemylifeaskirk
  • I realized at about age 27 that in the song "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus," it's the dad dressed up as Santa, not the mom cheating on the dad with Santa. 
    phoenyx1023bazjensterJoshuaHeterTravisMurderbearMichelleweeniegirlOldGriswoldmahduk
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    asmallcat said:
    I realized at about age 27 that in the song "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus," it's the dad dressed up as Santa, not the mom cheating on the dad with Santa. 
    WHAT
    WarpFoxFlukesbazjensterTravisMurderbearMichelleAlkaid13TaraC73aki
  • My wife has this revelation quite often and we have a name for it. It stems from Home Alone 2, where the parent are answering questions with the police and the moms answer to the question when did you last see Kevin is “Curb-side check-in”. My wife always heard it as “Curb-side Chicken.” She thought they got fried chicken when they got to the airport even though they didn’t show it. It was very funny to see her realize the truth.
    FlukesNoelMichelle
  • I’m bad at remembering stuff off the top of my head but I feel like now when I realise something I’m going to come here and post. 

    right now my biggest ones I can think of are all the acronyms people use now. Like IRL, IMO, etc. I almost never know these until I either look them up or figure them out after some deep thinking. 
    FlukesTravisNoelmostlywright
  • I was in my 20s when I found out that the "Mile-high club" wasn't literally a club that people were joining.
    MichelleTaraC73mahduk
  • This happens to me all the time....I'm an anglophone (English is my first language) but I grew up in a francophone (French) part of Canada.  I spoke English, my family spoke English, my friends were English etc the town that I lived in (suburban Montreal) was an little English enclave completely surrounded by French people.  But despite being English etc somehow a bunch of French words that I don't realize are French words have worked their way into my vocabulary.

    I've lived in Toronto (which is a totally English city) for over 30 years now, but at least once a year a French word that I don't realize is French comes out of my mouth and people look at me like I'm insane.

    Just recently, my friend had a baby and I went to a baby store to buy he and his wife a basket of goodies for their little guy.  It had towels, napkins, onesies etc in it but I didn't see something that I thought a baby would need, so I asked the clerk if she could add it to the basket.  I asked if they sold "suces" and she had no idea what I was talking about.  I couldn't believe that she didn't know what I was talking about and I said it slower, as if she was dumb "Can...you...add...a...suce...to...the...basket?"  Still she had no idea what she was talking about and I thought she was just messing with me.  I saw what I was looking for, so I pointed to it and said "There, can you add one of those to the basket please?"

    She started laughing at me and asked me what I was calling it, and again I looked at her like she was the dumb one and said "a suce".

    It turns out the thing that the entire English speaking world calls a "pacifier" is called a "suce" in French.


    FlukestelephoneofmadnessMichelleTaraC73
  • I have no idea who Kavanaugh is. I keep meaning to look it up but I keep getting distracted. 
    MattyWeavesTaraC73
  • I just found out that throat “lozengers” is actually “lozenge” 
    MichelleTaraC73
  • The reason the Ewoks had dress for Leia is that they previously ate someone her size. 

    Indiana Jones and The Lost Ark is a movie where if the hero was removed there would be no change to the movie. 
    TravisFreddy
  • I feel like this is a good lunch question 
    FlukesTravisNoelMichelleTaraC73
  • Dee said:
    asmallcat said:
    I realized at about age 27 that in the song "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus," it's the dad dressed up as Santa, not the mom cheating on the dad with Santa. 
    WHAT
    I'm not sure if this is a "what the hell is wrong with you" WHAT or a "I also didn't realize this" WHAT, but in either case I approve. 
    FlukesDee
  • I remember being a teenager, and being told that when I was saying, 'It is a doggy doggy world', it should have been 'Its a dog eat dog world'.

    I thought to myself - do dogs eat dogs??
    TravisjohnnytruantMichelleTaraC73
  • cdrivecdrive Houston, TX
    edited October 3
    When I was a kid growing up to GI Joe, all the other kids knew the catch line was "Now you know...and knowing is half the battle!"   But for some reason I though it was "Now you know...and knowing is half the BIBLE!"  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

    Also it was waaaay deep into adulthood until I finally learned that the little triangle next to the fuel gauge on a car is actually an arrow telling you which side of the car the gas tank is on.  Yep. It's amazing I've made it this far guys.  
    FlukesTravisCretanBulltom_gNoelMichelleTaraC73akiAww_PHuuCkmylifeaskirk
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    cdrive said:
    When I was a kid growing up to GI Joe, all the other kids knew the catch line was "Now you know...and knowing is half the battle!"   But for some reason I though it was "Now you know...and knowing is half the BIBLE!"  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ 

    Also it was waaaay deep into adulthood until I finally learned that the little triangle next to the fuel gauge on a car is actually an arrow telling you which side of the car the gas tank is on.  Yep. It's amazing I've made it this far guys.  
    I was definitely in my mid 20s before I learned about the gas arrow. And when I told my wife, blew her mind as well.
    Michelle
  • FlukesFlukes Calgary, Canada
    Hatorian said:
    I’m bad at remembering stuff off the top of my head but I feel like now when I realise something I’m going to come here and post. 
     
    Same here. This feels like trying to remember a joke.
    TravisMichelleHatorian
  • Flukes said:
    Hatorian said:
    I’m bad at remembering stuff off the top of my head but I feel like now when I realise something I’m going to come here and post. 
     
    Same here. This feels like trying to remember a joke.
    I'm in the same boat, but I know I have some real head slappers in my brain somewhere. This stuff happens to me all the time. The feeling of trying to remember a joke is spot on. I have a feeling misheard lyrics is a pretty deep cave to mine.
    Hatorian
  • ChinaskiChinaski Santa Cruz, CA
    i thought for the longest time that the actors name was Jon Snow and not the character he plays. i still haven't seen GoT btw.
    TravisMichelle
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    I went in for a Lasik consultation when I was 20. We were discussing what all it would fix, and the lady said "it won't fix your halos, by the way." To which I replied "what are halos?" "Ummm, the glow you see around lights at night." "Holy shit! I thought everyone saw that!"

    Went in to fix my vision, and found out it was worse than I thought.
    FlukesMichelle
  • I shouldn't be seeing halos?
  • FreddyFreddy Denton, Texas
    edited October 3
    tom_g said:
    I shouldn't be seeing halos?
    Starbursts either. Your shits fucked up, bro.

    MichelleTaraC73
  • I just recently (like a week or two ago) learned that my plain, ordinary handcrank can opener has a magnet on it, and if I hold the can opener a different way than I have since forever, the magnet will pick up the lid!
    I knew there were can openers that did this, but I thought it was only specific ones, not the plain regular ones like what I have.  I was like  :o  :o :o  when I found this out.

     :D 
    FlukesMichelleKingKobraTraviscdrive
  • DeeDee Adelaide
    asmallcat said:
    Dee said:
    asmallcat said:
    I realized at about age 27 that in the song "I saw mommy kissing Santa Claus," it's the dad dressed up as Santa, not the mom cheating on the dad with Santa. 
    WHAT
    I'm not sure if this is a "what the hell is wrong with you" WHAT or a "I also didn't realize this" WHAT, but in either case I approve. 
    I always assumed she was cheating with Santa. 
    Travis
  • TravisTravis CA
    edited October 3
    I know this doesn't really count, but maybe it does. It wasn't until about a year ago that I found out that what I thought were a bunch of disconnected one hit wonder type tunes were in fact all the Isley Brothers (I mean, for example there is no way that the same band made Fight the Power, That Lady, and Love the One You're With). I actually made it a point to call my parents and scold them for not cluing me in on how great they were. I got through like 38 years of my life without knowing how awesome the Isley Brothers are. It's a damned crime.

    EDIT (listening now): They did Spill the Wine too? WTF? I only really remembered the hook and somehow had it my head that it was a Van Morrison tune.
    TaraC73DeeKingKobra
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England

    It turns out the thing that the entire English speaking world calls a "pacifier" is called a "suce" in French.


    @CretanBull Just for the record, in England we call it a dummy, not a pacifier.  :D
    CretanBullbazjenster
  • amyja89 said:

    It turns out the thing that the entire English speaking world calls a "pacifier" is called a "suce" in French.


    @CretanBull Just for the record, in England we call it a dummy, not a pacifier.  :D
    My grandmother - who was from Leeds - called it a soother...I guess there are a few words for it...but not suce haha!
    amyja89bazjenster
  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    edited October 4
    A few of my best over the years:

    • Chimneys are not in fact called 'chimleys'.
    • Pickles are just cucumbers.
    • They are called contact lenses because they have to touch your eye.
    • That there are other types of cows than just black and white ones. Ever since that particular revelation my friends love to shout "AMY, A BROWN COW!", whenever we are out somewhere in the country.
    • Washington D.C. is NOT in Washington state.
    • A female explorer in Spanish is an exploradora, hence Dora The Explorer.

    And then in unrelated but similar fashion:

    • My young cousin once asked me why we say 'hang up the phone', because he's literally never seen a corded telephone in his life.
    • Someone, once upon a time, had to have coined the term 'to coin a term'.
    • The word natural is man made.

    NoelFlukesMattyWeavesdarwinfeeshy
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