drinksShow most recent or highest rated first.
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.
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.
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.
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.
when I was little, I called coke and pepsi "Black Juice"
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.
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.
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!
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.
i used to believe that root beer was made with root juice and beer
I used to think that tea grew on trees already in mugs!
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
I used to believe, that robinsons tropical fruit juice,that is a horrible green was poison and I would never drink it when offered.
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.
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
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!!