I used to think, when my mum said somebody was playing silly buggers, that it was actually a real game. Silly Buggers – like Hungry Hippos, I suppose.
My daughter reminded my the other day that she used to think we were talking about “McJagger” – like McNuggets or McFlurry – rather than Mick Jagger. And I remember a friend of ours saying some years ago that her little girl sang the old gospel belter as “Who built the Ark? No-one! No-one!”
Any cranky misconceptions you’d like to share?