i used to believe - the childhood beliefs site
I 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 a child, I used to believe that actors played the movies in all the lenguages availables. It was really impressive!
I used to think being on holiday meant that you were moving house temporarily, like with a change of address.
When I was little, I thought the singular form of geese was "gee"
I used to believe that TV sponsorships were related to the actual programme, like Domino's Pizza in the Simpsons, or Bristol and West in Friends.
I used to believe that a swan was a made-up animal for the ballet "Swan Lake". I didn't know a swan was a real animal until i was in 4th grade
I used to think that any type of house could be used as a hotel, because of how the restaurant would traditionally be called the 'dining room '.
I believed that a couple meant a "cup full" instead of two.
Later I thought that a few meant 3 or 4 and several meant 7.
I used to believe planes flew by being attached by strings like a kite.
No littering $500 fine
I better litter so I don’t get fined!!
I thought a coworker was someone who worked on a cow.
I used to think that there were ghosts in the loft and that's why I was not allowed to go up there.
I used to believe that clay pigeons were pigeon-shaped clay figures.
I used to think that you could fall into space through the Earth's crust in you kept digging in the garden
I used to believe that crows and ravens were the same species; crows were males and ravens were females. This belief is because Raven is a girls' name and Crow sounds more like a boys' name
When I was a child I used to believe in the little mouse Perez, who gave you money for teeth.
I thought the phrase "In the midsts of" was "in the MISTS of", since it was like you were surrounded by mist and couldn't see anything outside.
I used to think that Tabasco Sauce contained tobacco, and therefore was actually "tobacco sauce."
I thought the reason people took illegal drugs is because they tasted so good. I had no idea it had anything to do with getting high.
I used to think that ancient languages, like Latin or Sanskrit, were spoken by dinosaurs and cave people, as a reference to being extinct or non existent.
If you look at a screen too long, your eyes will turn square.