What phrase or word did you totally misunderstand as a child?

Fiscally responsible.

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Fiscally responsible.
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Anonymous Author
"For all intents and purposes", because it was typically incorrectly said as "For all intensive purposes"
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Anonymous Author
Half of the innuendo in the movie Grease 😉 OK, I’ll play - “totality of the situation”
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Anonymous Author
I didn't understand as a kid why we were "invisible" (sic) under God when we said the pledge of allegiance each morning in school.   This was under the current (post-1954) version as the earlier versions didn't have the 'under God' in them.
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