ten random beliefs
when i was about 5 or 6, my mom would always show me those commercials where there were kids in somalia that ate out of garbage cans because they were so poor. so my mom would show me those commercials and tell me, "That's why you should eat everything that i give you because those kids have nothing to eat." So I thought that my mom didnt want to help those kids because she told me to eat everything on my plate and not throw anything away. so naturally, i threw all the food that i could into the trash can. i thought that this would help the kids who ate out of the trash cans.
my mom meant that i shouldnt thrown any thing into the trash because i was lucky to have food and that i shouldnt waste it. i was 5 or 6 so i didnt get the meaning at the time.
until i read here that gherkins were the same things as pickles, i always thought they were a mythical creature like a gnome, or an elf or something. i never heard someone call a pickle a gherkin, or vice versa.
That crickets chirping were actually the stars twinkling.
I remember hearing paedophile on the news a lot and I became familiar with computers while i was young. I honestly believed the PDF was short for pedophile since file is pbviously connected to documents.
e.g. I'll attach a pedophile to the email.
When I was little I was told all children love chocolate. I hated it and lived in real dread for many years that someone would find it out.
Until I was about 10, I never understood why people claimed to have cried during the Disney movie "Bambi". That was because I had never registered the fact that Bambi's mother had been shot and died - I was under the impression that she had been hit with tranquilizer and taken to a wildlife preserve. At the time it seemed like a perfectly good explanation to me. Wouldn't you be sad if your mom was taken to a preserve and you weren't?
Of course, the logic doesn't stop people from teasing me relentlessly.
I used to think that braces were decorations for your teeth and that they had to drill holes in your teeth to install them.
As a child at bedtime, I kept my entire body under the covers. Due to monsters, any exposed skin meant certain death. I told my mom we should invent a bed snorkel so i never had to leave the sheets, not even for oxygen.
When I was in jr. kindergarten a little boy threw a worm in my hair and for years after I believed that people carried umbrellas because worms fell from the sky.
I used to believe that if I could wiggle my ear and then jumped off a barn I could fly. Couldn't. Didn't.