You know how when someone makes a reference that everyone around you seems to get but you're left fake laughing because you weren't required to read 'Lord of the Flies' like everyone else on the planet? Does this ever happen to you? I feel like a fairly literate, competent person when it comes to most things but when certain topics come up, I curse my elementary school education.
What I never learned:
-Parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. Seriously, I didn't learn this stuff until I started Spanish in 9th grade - it was quite the crash course
-Never read: Lord of the Flies, Grapes of Wrath, Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, Jane Eyre, Of Mice and Men, The Old Man and the Sea, and more. Granted, as an adult I am now catching up on these books that I feel I "missed out on". (Luckily, I had some amazing English teachers who intriduced me to plenty of other good reads)
-The trick to determining how many days are in the months....something with the knuckles on your hands?
-The difference between affect and effect
-Apparently you don't do 2 spaces after a period when starting a new sentence. I honestly learned that late last year. Wonderful.
There's got to be more that aren't coming to mind. I think I turned out okay, just don't ask me about Jane Eyre!