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

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Principal Information Security Officer in Education, 10,001+ employees
Fiscally responsible.
CTO in Software, 11 - 50 employees
"For all intents and purposes", because it was typically incorrectly said as "For all intensive purposes"
President and National Managing Principal in Software, 501 - 1,000 employees
Half of the innuendo in the movie Grease 😉

OK, I’ll play - “totality of the situation”
Principal Information Security Officer in Education, 10,001+ employees
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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VP of Product Management, Self-employed
The biggest source is a select list of emails I have signed up for. Beyond that I browse random YouTube videos, read at least one PM related book every six months and of course this community :-)

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