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There's a word like mis-learning or mis-training where rather than learning something correct, you learn something incorrect.

For example, if you were learning English as a second language, and constantly read people using alot a lot, and as a result used that word, even after you found out the correct spelling because of habit or muscle memory, what would that be called?

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Your question is a bit unclear to me. You already know about the word "mislearn" but are asking for the word when people knowingly continue to use what they have mislearnt ? –  JoseK Sep 19 '11 at 10:43
    
@JoseK: Is it less confusing now? –  Andrew Grimm Sep 19 '11 at 11:37

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That could possibly be called "mislearning":

Mis`learn´
v. t. 1. To learn wrongly.

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