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When I was younger, I believed that drinking and driving meant drinking water or anything. I used to yell at my mom for drinking diet coke when she drove.
When I was in kindergarten or first grade, an older girl in the neighborhood told me that I shouldn't take a pill when I was sick because it would "go down the wrong pipe" and get stuck, making me choke. I became deathly afraid of pills and had to take either chewable or liquid medicine until I was a teenager, all because I believed that a pill would get stuck between my mouth and my belly.
I used to believe that when a meal or drink was 'on the house' it was actually on the roof of the building.
("Why would someone put it ON THE HOUSE?")
My mother used to tell me if I drank too much water I would float away. I wanted to see if this would actually happen. So I deliberately drank a lot of water. I imagined a stream of water lifting me up and taking me away. Needless to say, it never happened.
When I was two or three, I used to refuse to drink any liquids that had been sitting for too long because I thought the devil put poison in it when I was not looking. No one told me this about the devil. I just came to that conclusion with my morbid little mind.
I used to think when you drank Pepsi in the winter it would make holes in your stomach. That's what my dad told me ages ago to discourage me from drinking so much of it, even though my mom drinks a lot of it. I can't even fully convince my 20-year-old self that this isn't so.
Me and my cousin had these cups, and we convinced ourselves that when we put water in the cups we could make it taste like anything we wanted. so for instance we would say "this will taste like mint!" and we convinced ourselfs that it actually tasted like that lol this went on from ages 7-10 lol
I thought that Dr. Pepper was made out of hot peppers.
I used to believe that when drinking chocolate milk, which I mixed with a spoon, that I could refill the empty cup afterwards by dabbing the spoon towards the bottom of the cup. I saw that milk gathered around the spoon into a tiny drop, and believed new milk was created! It would only be a matter of me dabbing the spoon enough times to refill the cup...
When I was around 8 or 9 years old, I went over a friend's house and I saw that there were tons of cans laying around her back yard by the BBQ pit. They were Red Bull cans, but I thought they were beer cans because they looked a lot like what my parents and their friends drink. When I asked my friend about them, she told me her dad drinks at least five a day. After that I was a little scared to go over her house when her dad was home because I thought he was an alcoholic!
When I was a child I used to belive that if you drink water and bread you are going to have worms in your stomach.
I used to think that 7-Up was called "Zup" until I realised the "Z" was actually a Seven!
I thought that Dr Pepper contained actual Pepper. Even now just thinking about Dr Pepper makes me want to sneeze, and I could swear that if you smell it you can get a hint of pepper in there.
I used to think that a "Long Island Iced Tea" was simply iced tea that got spiked with rum.
And when someone mentioned "dry county", my first thought was that it did not rain there much. But this it did not take me long to figure out that it meant that they did not sell alcoholic beverages there.
My mum like tea and my dad liked coffee so I thought that women drank tea and men drank coffee. I didn't understand when my grandparents came to visit and my grandad was drinking tea and my grandma was drinking coffee. My mum explained to me but I didn't really believe her at the time.
I Used to believe that if u drank a rootbeer float that u would actually float. I remember i was like 6 or 7 and my brother came home and told me him and my mom had went to A&W for a rootbeer float (He was teasing me) I was like WOW REALLY! Did u really float! I wanted a rootbeer float for about a year when i finally got one and was really disappointed I DIDNT FLOAT
A hot totty was a hand warmer used in winter.
My Sister Used To Believe That OJ Makes Kids Shrink.
I Told Her OJ Was Good For Her.
She Said "I Don't Want To Shrink, OJ Make Kids Shrink."
When I was in elmentary school we had the deal where they gave you the talk about drinking, smoking, and all those other bad for you things. When they began talking about "drinking alcohol" I thought they meant the rubbing alcohol. I was disgusted and confused. I thought that stuff burns who would ever want to drink it?
That by drinking a daily dose of buttermilk one would clean the blood thereby avoiding ACNE