What did you use to think?

  1. What are funny little things that you misunderstood as a kid?
    Ex:

    I thought morning sickness was what a woman got the very next morning after she had intercourse. Just the next morning, like a free pregnancy test...(did not know that conception happened a few days after the initial incident)

    Also, once time my grandfather got my grandmother a diamond ring for a really good deal and my mother told me "he stole it".
    My Uncle got a bunch of framed art at a flee market and bragged about "what a steal it was".... For the longest time I thought I was keeping some big secret that my grandfather and uncle were thieves!
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  3. by   donsterRN
    As punishment, my father used to threaten me with "I'll knock you into next week". I'd always thought that time travel was just fiction, but here was my Dad telling me he could do it. It still sounded painful, and it was only until next week, so I never tested it...
  4. by   nurse4theplanet
    i used to think the moon followed me hahahaha:stone

    oh and that it really had a man's face (Man in the Moon kinda thing)
  5. by   weetziebat
    I used to think, if I tried hard enough, that I could walk between the rain drops.

    And never realized the meat we ate was a dead animal. Used to go shopping with my mom in the market, and this stuff came all wrapped on little trays covered with plastic, so I never associated it with animals. She served us liver, tongue, brains, kidneys, (pigs) feet and knuckles - and I actually liked them. That is till I wised up, then decided to become a vegetarian.
  6. by   leslie :-D
    whenever i was in the car w/my mom and i saw the road sign 'do not pass', i thought she was breaking the law when she'd pass those signs.
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Oh, I was soooo confused over the term 'flyswatter' as a kid........I thought people were saying 'fly's WATER', and I couldn't figure out for the life of me what one had to do with the other.:chuckle

    I also had a rather embarrassing encounter with a pay phone when I was a teenager. At that time, phone calls were still only a dime, and one day I missed the bus and called my mother to have her come get me from school. Trouble was, I only had a quarter, so I used it, then got upset when I didn't get my fifteen cents back. I was beating on that pay phone, trying to make it spit back my change, and yelling at it when the principal walked around the corner and spotted me.........I'd just assumed pay phones were like Coke machines and kicked back the correct change when you were through, so you can imagine how I felt when I found out that they don't:imbar
  8. by   HeartsOpenWide
    some thing to add:

    My aunt and uncle had that splatter type ceiling with the glitter in it. I use to think that the glitter was holes in the ceiling and the sun was shining through. (even thought their house was two stories,....six year olds can be such bone heads! )

    Also, you know how on the double yellow lines where you are not supposed to pass, that it is black paint between the two yellow stripes? I thought because it was blacker than the rest of the road that it was a big hole and that was how they got people to stop from passing!:roll
  9. by   student4ever
    I used to think that (because I was homeschooled and never had any formal education until 10th grade) however I read things to sound was the way they were said. Imagine my surprise when I distainfully told someone reading aloud in class (in 10th grade, when I first went to school) that the word chihuahua was NOT pronounced chi-wa-wa, but chi-huwa-huwa. I never quite lived that one down.
  10. by   Tweety
    I remember in school we were playing with a globe, spinning it around as fast as it would go saying "the world is spinning this fast, but we don't notice it". We all believed that.
  11. by   Tweety
    Quote from student4ever
    I used to think that (because I was homeschooled and never had any formal education until 10th grade) however I read things to sound was the way they were said. Imagine my surprise when I distainfully told someone reading aloud in class (in 10th grade, when I first went to school) that the word chihuahua was NOT pronounced chi-wa-wa, but chi-huwa-huwa. I never quite lived that one down.

    Down south we say "chi wa wa". So don't feel bad.
  12. by   Tweety
    Quote from weetziebat
    I used to think, if I tried hard enough, that I could walk between the rain drops.

    And never realized the meat we ate was a dead animal. Used to go shopping with my mom in the market, and this stuff came all wrapped on little trays covered with plastic, so I never associated it with animals. She served us liver, tongue, brains, kidneys, (pigs) feet and knuckles - and I actually liked them. That is till I wised up, then decided to become a vegetarian.

    Reminds me of a cartoon of a mom telling her child "Yes Julie hamburger comes from cows..........bacon comes from pigs". Julie replies: "Yeah right mom, next you're going to tell me chicken comes from.............OMG!"
  13. by   weetziebat
    Quote from Tweety
    Reminds me of a cartoon of a mom telling her child "Yes Julie hamburger comes from cows..........bacon comes from pigs". Julie replies: "Yeah right mom, next you're going to tell me chicken comes from.............OMG!"
    Exactly!! I mean, tongue - how could ya do that to a kid?!
  14. by   Kelly_the_Great
    My Dad used to tell me & my (twin) brother that our belly buttons were "where the indian shot ya." Okay, I never believed this but my brother did. And I remember when he was like 7-8 y/o he found out Dad had just been pullin' his leg, 'cause really he believed it, he'd go around tellin' ppl Geronimo shot him with an arrow in his stomach...lol. When he found out it wasn't true, he got so pissed...:angryfire

    Now, one on me. I used to think the signs outside some apartment bldgs. that say "all bills paid" meant all the residents had paid their bills that month and mgmt. was so proud of them they were putting banners out to announce it...lol

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