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Tue, 02/17/2009 - 01:44 by Ananth in response to incorrect bread anatomy

Everyone hears something during childhood that follows them far later into life than is strictly reasonable, and that something is always pretty embarrassing when it comes out. This was obviously one of mine (until a week ago) ... another one was mispronouncing "h'or doeuvres" (I used to pronounce it "hors devors"). A friend's father told her that the hazard lights switch in the car was the eject seat, and she believed it until she was in high school. I grew up eating my french toast with ketchup, and I didn't realize that was unusual till high school either. 

(Try the french toast with ketchup, by the way. Yuko and Conrad will attest, it is surprisingly good.)

(Also, I wanted to link to The Meek, a gorgeously drawn and lushly colored comic by Yuko's pal Der-shing Helmer - you've got to see it to believe it. Just, ah, don't see it at work! It may be NSFW, depending on where you are.)

Comments

It happens to all of us

Comment by Tomi (not verified) Wed, 07/07/2010 - 09:57

My parents told me that at midnight on New Year's Eve, the planet goes over a "bump" as it turns on its axis around the sun, and you could feel it in the ground.

I found out that how wrong that was when I was 16. ;__; Ooh, the sting of betrayal.

I STILL pronounce it "hors

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 10/22/2010 - 11:35

I STILL pronounce it "hors devors" half the time, even though I know better. Curse my deeply phonetic way of speaking!

It's because I read more than I talk. I used to be an absolute speedreader, to the point where I thought "devastated" was "devasted." My mom teased me about that one for years.

When I worked at a bread

Comment by Isaia (not verified) Wed, 11/17/2010 - 13:23

When I worked at a bread place years ago, my boss accidentally called the end:

"The Booty"

in front of a customer.

hey, I grew up eating my

Comment by HaruMei (not verified) Sat, 12/11/2010 - 21:17

hey, I grew up eating my french toast with salt and bacon and no sweetener of any kind, my popcorn dipped in milk, and thought 'epitome' was two different words (the one I'd heard said and the one I'd seen written) and STILL think the FBI warning is hecka cool, due to parental head-messing.

An Old Comic That Never Gets Old

Comment by This Guy (not verified) Wed, 01/05/2011 - 11:10

My family just dealt with this issue over christmas. My twin sister* has home from college in North Dakota and confronted out mother about her calling it the "butt" all through childhood. It seemed that everyone she talked to at school called it the "heel." My mother said that she always called it the heel, but when all three of her kids have been calling it the "butt" all our lives and never heard it called the "heel," there is no way you can talk yourself out of such a thing. During christmas we even asked our extended family members. It was an even 50/50 split.

I thought i would share the story. (i love your comics forever and promise to buy all the books. i already have vol.1)

*i am a guy, no we are not identical. it's not possible. look it up. you have no idea how many people ask this.

Bread Butts

Comment by Mokuren (not verified) Sun, 04/10/2011 - 20:15

Lol I thought I was the only one I knew to call bread heels "butts" honestly I called them that even before I knew there was a proper name for it XD

I have always called it a

Comment by Lyndse (not verified) Wed, 08/03/2011 - 17:17

I have always called it a bread butt! BREADBUTT BUDDIES

Yeah LOL I know how you feel!

Comment by Jamy Catalyst (not verified) Mon, 09/19/2011 - 13:48

When I was little I got cramps in my feet, my mom told me they were cramps but I heard crabs. So for most of my life I thought when I had pain in my feet that I was having Crabs. -_-'

I said that once to my mom and she told me it was cramps not crabs. And awkward silence followed, I felt lied to and incredibly embarrassed. XD

I've never actually heard of

Comment by Paula (not verified) Tue, 01/24/2012 - 17:55

I've never actually heard of the bread butt before, but till this day I refer a treadmill as a 'running-machine'. (Well, thats what it is!) My friends will never let me live this down.

Hey, don't feel too bad.

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 06/28/2012 - 01:00

Hey, don't feel too bad. Apparently when my mom was in college, the term they used for the garbage disposal was the "garborator," and therefore, that was the term I grew up with. It wasn't until I was at a friends house for dinner and asked where the switch for the "garborator" that I learned that that was not the correct terminology... or even a word.

My mom always called it

Comment by retro (not verified) Sun, 11/11/2012 - 11:34

My mom always called it something that sounded like "cozatel"... But she's of Italian decent. I always called it that too.

In my country we actually

Comment by Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 01/04/2013 - 07:50

In my country we actually say bread but if you translate it the wrong way xD