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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...

You can add your own to the site. If you think your beliefs were strange, check out our most common beliefs and discover that you're not alone!

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I thought that a "sugar daddy" was a father who let his kids eat all the sugar they wanted.

Anon (from food : sweeties)
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I used to believe that Ireland was called that because it really is an island!

Anon (from the world : places)
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I used to think Russians had surnames ending with ski because of the skiing they do in Siberia.

Anon (from language : foreign languages)
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I used to think Yiddish was pronounced to rhyme with Swedish.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I thought the term maiden name actually applied to women who were maidens.

Natasha (from grown-ups : marriage)
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I believed that the word optimistic was something to do with opticians and being happy with your eyesight.

Anon (from language : speaking)
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I used to think that horseback riding was something belonging to fables and fairy tales, so when I discovered it was real and feasible my dream came literally true.

Greta (from animals : general)
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I had two beliefs about rain when I was a child:

1) That when it was raining, God was crying.

2) I thought it rained everywhere in the world.

Anon (from nature : weather)
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In recent years, I thought closed groups on Facebook were ones that you couldn't join anymore because they had closed down. Hahahaha.

Anon (from media : websites)
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I used to believe that people only grew upto age 10 as I hadn't been taught how to count beyond 10 at that age.

Rutendo (from grown-ups : getting older)
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I used to believe that when television channels when they would sign off at night play the American anthem and say please stand by , I would get up and stand by the television .

Danielle Hagen (from media : tv)
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As a child I believed that cats, when they died, became owls and always accompanied you.

AdryLiz (from animals : cats and dogs)
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I used to believe that Santa Claus exists, but there was also an evil version of him that took children who behaved badly and then nobody remembered them

Marce (from make-believe : father christmas)
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I used to believe that the people who give the news on television could see what you were doing, so always with my sister we tried to change before the news.

Ferma (from media : tv)
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When I was a child I thought there was a person inside the ATM

Grace (from grown-ups : work)
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I used to believe in Perez mause when my teeth fall, I put them under the pillow to see what happened

AyrtonZ01 (from body parts : general)
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I used to believe in super heroes exist in the world

Kakaroto (from media : films)
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I used to believe that the earth was flat.

Rt.y (from nature : landscape)
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I use to believe thar the movies were real

Dennis G (from media : films)
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I used to believe that India and Indonesia were right next to each other since their names sounded alike

Anon (from the world : places)
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