Let’s be clear: I meant oil.
When/ where I grew up, oil was pronounced ‘oral,’ so at some point in my very tender years (I learnt to read and write long before kindergarten),
This is one of those times when adults try to not laugh at kids.
Gram explained, ‘Some say oral for oil but oil is oil and oral is oral.’
I didn’t believe cos I’d heard OIL pronounced oral too many times. As it turns, she was right.