welcomeI Used To Believe is a funny and bizarre collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all...
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When I was seven, I had the notion that if you cried too much, the social worker would come to your home and take you away from your family. They would put you in military school, I thought that all bad kids were sent there to do militial training.
Remember when you were told "you can't be what you want to be when you grow up unless you do good in school"? i used to think it meant someone had to choose for you. then i learned you actually couldn't get a career at all.
I used to believe breasts were pronounced "breests", vagina was pronounced "Vageena", uterus was pronounced "Ooterus", and pubic hair was "public hair".
Im twelve and this constantly happening to me. I have a giant LEGO Box in the shape of LEGO Brick and I always use the LEGO. But each time I check the box and there are creations that I did not build. And the thing is they are better than mine... ANYWAYS Im the only person in my family who likes LEGO and knows how to build with it but, I have lots of LEGO Ninjago, LEGO MOVIE and LEGO CITY people. Maybe its them who build it...
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There was an aquarium called "Atlantis Marine World" near where my brothers and I grew up. This was the first place my brother heard the word "marine", so he thought "Marines" were people who worked at aquariums.
Ironically, he is now going to a military academy (to be in the Army, not the Marines.)
When I was about 11 I told my 9 year old step sister at the time that if she ate enough otter pop Popsicles that her vocal chords would freeze and shed lose her voice and not have to go to school the next day. My sister then proceeded to eat a good 15-20 before my mom found out what I had said.
When my friend told me her cat was moulting I thought she said melting. I was confused for a while.
My Sister Cindy Once Believed That If She Kissed A Frog She Would Turn Into A Frog Too!
I Told Her That Will Never Work