Woman Has Been Saying 'Chest Of Drawers' Wrong Her Whole Life
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We all have words and phrases that we struggle to pronounce, but one woman on TikTok had the shock of her life when she discovered she'd been saying the phrase 'chest of drawers' wrong her entire life.
You can watch the clip below:
In the clip, TikToker @lifebehindmylense explained that for 23 years, she'd been pronouncing 'chest of drawers' totally incorrectly.
In fact, she only figured out the correct way of saying the phrase after her mum pointed it out to her when she moved in with her boyfriend, and was searching for the furniture herself.
"23 years is a long time to be getting something wrong. Yet nobody's ever pulled me up on it. I think this is because I'm super Bristolian and my parents are really Bristolian, and that's where I got it from," she said.
“So, when I was 23, I moved into my first house with my partner. We were furnishing it and just looking around to see what we could find. But there was one item that I literally could not find anywhere. I was Googling it and a few things that were similar were coming up but just not what I was after. So I gave my mum a call.
“I say, ‘mum, I'm looking for this’ and she was like, ‘okay, can you say that again?’ So I said it slower. And she just burst into laughter.”
The TikToker soon realised her mistake, when her mum pointed out that she'd been saying 'Chester draws' instead of 'chest of drawers'.
“What I was saying to her is ‘mum, I can't find Chester draws anywhere. Like they don't exist online. Is that what they're called? Or is it something else?’. She was still laughing and I was like, ‘what is so funny?’" She said.
"Oh, honey, they're not Chester draws. They're a chest of drawers," her mum explained.
Others found the video hilarious, with many taking to the comments to share their own stories.
One person wrote: "I’m from scotland and call it chester drawers."
While another said: "I thought we had a chimley in the house."
And a third added: "I genuinely thought a lamp post was called a ‘lamb post’ until I was about 12 due to my local accent, never even thought to query it."
Meanwhile a fourth commented: "Tuperware…. Always thought it was tub-er-ware makes more sense."
And a fifth said: "My daughter was 20 when she realised a dual carriageway was not a jewel carriageway."
We've all been there!