ten random beliefs
it took a long time for me to realise that duck tape was actually duct tape and was not made for, with, or by a duck.
Not my belief sadly but a sweet one nonetheless.
I used to lodge with a young family in Northern England. There were 2 youngsters including a 5 year old lad. The house was large and old with a dark and scary cellar. The lad was told by his mother that they were going to look at a new house in a nicer area. He asked if it had a scary cellar and was reassured that it hadn't as it was a new house and they don't have cellars. Toi this day that young lad still believes that houses grow cellars as they get older.
I used to think that whenever I heard (or read..) someone say 'Nuff said. I thought that it meant that someone named Nuff said it. I used to think "Wow, this Nuff guy must be really popular and smart!"
I used to believe that a "senior discount" was for people who named their sons after them selves
I believed superheroes got their powers by taking special pills, and if I asked Santa for those pills he would give them to me, too.
When I was a kid, I was confused by Daylight Savings Time and asked my dad why we had to do it. He told me that charcoal companies all got together and made the law so that people would grill out more often in the summertime. I totally bought it, and repeated it to people through my early 20s.
I never believed in Father Christmas, just the Christmas Monkey that magically grew satsumas and small ineffective toys in it's many pockets over Christmas Eve. There is was without fail, hanging from the back of the bedroom door every Christmas morning, eyes following you around the room with it's smirky mouth mocking. Fair play to Mum though, she could sew.
I used to think Cockneys only ever talked in rhyming slang.
As a child (from the U.S.) I went on a trip to Europe with my family. While in Italy, I was disappointed that I never got to ride on one of the the tiny buses that I was expecting them to have there. Later I figured out how I got misled. I had heard someone say that Italian Greyhounds were much smaller than familiar Greyhounds. But what I figured out only later was that they were talking about dog breeds, not buses!
Believe it or not, I used to believe the word gullible was fake and went off telling everybody it wasn't in the dictionary. It took me years to find out that the saying "gullible isn't in the dictionary" was only a joke, and the people I told it to thought I was just saying that joke rather than really meaning it.