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When I was a child, I thought that alcoholic beverages came in four distinct strengths, and were named accordingly. The four categories, in increasing order of strength were: Beer, wine, whisky, and liquor. Where I live, one has to go to "liquor stores" to buy any distilled spirits. One day I asked my father why one has to go to liquor stores to buy whisky. He then told me that whisky is a type of liquor. I was so disillusioned. I had always thought that wisky was a separate category, not as strong as liquor.

Stephanie
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When I was little, I believed that drinking Gatorade would make me stronger like the people in the commercials I saw. One day I took a drink, flexed my arm and was very thrilled to realize I had made my "first muscle." My older cousin tried to tell me that my body was filled with muscles but I was convinced she was jealous that she wouldn't be the strongest anymore and told her not to ruin it for me.

Morikahjo
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My childhood in the 1970s was marked by high gas prices and inflation. In particular, I remember coffee prices being very high and my parents often reusing the coffee grounds. To entice customers to eat out, restaurants would often advertise a "bottomless cup of coffee". In my naivity I used to believe that a "bottomless cup of coffee" meant you could drink as much coffee as you wanted before it ran out of the 'bottomless' cup.

Mary W.
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When I was 5 my family and I hand gone to a wedding. We stopped in at Arby's and my mom got a us each a milkshake. I was horrified when my mom drove away and began drinking hers. On TV when they talked about drinking and driving I thought it meant anything. My mom said that was only for adult drinks.

Anon
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when I was little, I called coke and pepsi "Black Juice"

can I have a refil on the black juice?
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When I was little, my older sis had me convinced that the chocolate milk you bought in the store came from brown cows and white milk came from white cows.

SongOfRuth
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When I was little, I believed that most alcahol tasted wonderfully sweet. I was dying to try it and I thought it was unfair that grown-ups wouldn't let me drink it.

Caitriona
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when i was little my cousin told me that if i drank the fizzy drink 7-UP i would grow 7 inches ... so yes i drank bottles and bottles of the stuff but never grew!

Anon
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For some weird reason my dad always called ice tea "Monkey Juice". I thought sense milk came from cows then Monkey Juice must come from monkeys. I didnt realize that Monkey Juice wasnt a drink until I was 6 talking to my friends about it.

Aaron
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i used to believe that root beer was made with root juice and beer

tm
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I used to think that tea grew on trees already in mugs!

Anon
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Up until I was about 6 or 7, I used to think that, instead of entering the prize codes that I would find on my soda bottle caps on the internet, you were supposed to say the code out loud, and the prize would just apper in your hands. I never tried my theory, though, because I thought my parents would be mad, since I thought the prizes would cost money, and the money would dissapear.

Marie
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when I was little, I was told that my Grandmother told me that drinking soda from a can put metal around my brain......i beleived that until i was ten...

Kayle
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I used to think that the pop machines had a person inside that would sit inside in a stool an dispense the pop to you.

Anon
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I thought that if I poured my beverage into standing water in the sink, the dishwater would come back up through the stream and into my cup. I would never half pour out a glass of anything for fear of drinking nasty dishwater.

Kristin
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My mum told me that if you put too much concentrate in the glass for orange squash then I would get worms. Funnily enough i drink weak squash, and get laughed at by my friends.

Sophie
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I used to believe, that robinsons tropical fruit juice,that is a horrible green was poison and I would never drink it when offered.

Laura
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My mother used to tell me not to drink soda in the morning or I would get a stomach ache. I held this belief until I was in college and even told my girlfriend not to have her morning diet coke because of this.

Keith
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Up until a few years ago, I thought that Cafe Au Lait (french for coffee with milk) was spelled exactly like it was pronounced, ie Cafe Ole.

I thought that matadors must have invented this or drink this alot because it was named after the cheer for their sport

Caffinated Chris
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When i was little, i went to my uncle's house. I asked for some lemonade, but he told me not to drnk it because it made you small by shrinking you. i belived it had something to do with the bubbles, and the gas that somehow made you small. I told myself i'd never drink it again, but of course being little, i just forgot, and i've drunk it ever since!!

psychologically-damaged child
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