In my defense, I didn't use it in every day life.
I also didn't learn to pronounce some names like Joaquin and Siobhan until I was in my 20s. My little corner of the world never had use for these names. If I came across it in a book I would muddle through and make something up in my head. (Like most of us did with Hermione)
But I do have one slightly embarrassing story...about roadrunners.
Let me use this moment to remind you I lived in suburbia.
The only exposure I'd had to roadrunners was when it was being chased by the coyote on my television.
So when I was riding in the car with my husband, around age 20, and he stopped to point at the side of the road while exclaiming "Look! A roadrunner!" I got excited.
And immediately pouted because I couldn't see it.
It was standing RIGHT on the side of the road. Literally right in front of me.
But I'd never seen one before...not even in pictures.
In the cartoon, the roadrunner and coyote are the same, fairly large, size.
Yes...I was looking for an emu sized bird on the side of the road.
I use it as an opportunity to point out the "classic" movies he's never seen. (Who hasn't seen The Fugitive? Seriously?)