Sorry, I have to go a bit off-topic here, but this thread reminded me of a funny incident:
My mom once told me on the phone that she was in the city and bought a mini mouse. And somehow I thought of Minnie Mouse (from Donald Duck), and thought for what she needed a plush Minnie Mouse. So I asked her "Why on Earth do you need a Minnie Mouse???"
She heard the disbelief in my voice and got a bit embarrassed and explained to me "Well, uh, you know... for the small laptop I got."
At this moment I realized that she was talking about a mini computer mouse and not Minnie Mouse. When I explained to her what happened, we were laughing for 5 minutes