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memoman

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Took me ages to realise that 'rest bite' was in fact 'respite'
 

Hants_red

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According to traffic reports on the radio there is a place called Sinister Island on the motorway network that continually has traffic jams. Best avoid.
 

Swanaldo

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A couple of geographical ones:

I thought Majorca and Mallorca were two different places for a long time.

First heard the term 'Benelux' referring to the Low Countries sometime in the early 90s. At some point around 2015 I realised the name was a portmanteau of BElgium-NEtherlands-LUXembourg.

:x
 

feverpitch

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As a child, I thought satsuma was spelt zatzuma probably because of hearing it said in Debnshrr.
 

Spoonz Red E

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At primary school I used to think it was "here we go round the Mowbray bush" because of Mowbray House maternity hospital in Heavitree. Also, back then - Cellar Tape.
 
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