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My family went to Olive Garden for dinner once, and my little sister, then 5, asked why there were grapevines hanging on the wall. My parents convinced her that if you drink wine at the restaurant, you had to go in the back and stomp barefoot on the grapes to make more wine, so that the next people could have some. And that wine was gross, because people had to use thier stinky feet to make it. My sister, now seven, still believes thats why we shouldn't drink wine.
You know how water damage in buildings ceilings can leave a brown stain? When I was in elementary school I used to think that those strange brown circles were coffee stains. Like, some teacher was surprised and jumped, causing her coffee to fly out of the mug and splatter on the ceiling.
I used to think that Red Bull's contained alcohol because they came in long cans and had weird ads
I Believed this until I was 12 and I asked my brother about it. I have since had a red bull at the age of 14! :D
I believed when adults said they didn't drink that meant they didn't drink anything. Not even water! How thirsty those poor adults must be!
I used to believe that if you drank a soda with your popcorn, your stomach would swell up and try to force it back out. Believed it for a while too. Now I know better.
When I was little, I used to drink a lot when I ate. So, in an effort by my mom to get me to slow down on the drink and get more food in me, she would tell me that "if I drank too much I would float away". I pictured drinking too much and the house filling up with fluid and me floating away in it, right out the door. It definately slowed down my drinking during meals.
When I was a small child I lived in New Jersey, but travled two to three times a year to visit family in West Virginia.
Well if you know anything about regional words, you might know that some areas call soft drinks pop and others soda. New Jersey it's Soda, West Virginia it's Pop.
Until I was about five I believed that soda was brown (Coke, Pepsi, Dr. Pepper, Etc.) and pop was "colored" (Orange, Grape, Peach, etc). All because at home I was given dark pop's and while visiting family I was given light pop.
I've since overcome my confusion and now everything is pop.
When the drink "TANG" came on the market in the the 60's-my Dad told me it was "GNAT" juice! Of course, I didn't want any of his TANG!
I used to be convinced that the drink Sprite was called "Spirit" and that everyone else besides me was mispronouncing it.
I used to believe that when it came to wine, women only drank white wine and men only drank red wine. This because my dad alwasy drank red wine and if my mum took a glass of wine, it was white wine. Somewhere along the road, I gave up believing this, and now that I myself drink wine of both kinds, I know how silly it is.
When I was little, my grandma used to say "crappuccino" instead of "cappuccino," so that's what i thought they were really called!
I used to believe that if you drank too much water your insides would drown! So if I was offered a drink I'd always think about how much I'd already had to drink that day and be afraid if I had another drink I might drown myself!
I used to believe that the drinking and driving law referred to not drinking anything while driving. It actually doesn't. You can't drink liquor while driving.
Eight year old
I once saw a cartoon where someone remarked that one of the characters looked pale and "could use some orange juice." Now I know she meant the character looked sickly, like they needed some vitamins. But back then I used to think that OJ put color in your face, so I stopped drinking it for a while, because I liked being pale.
Up until I was about seven, I thought soda pop was alcoholic and that's why kids weren't allowed it.
Many drinks had the words "not from concentrate" on their label. After seeing this label on every container of orange juice I ever looked at, I was convinced that concentrate was the name of a really bad brand.
I used to believe that glasses "sweated" like I did. When I sweated, the water inside of me came out. So when my glass of water sweated that was the water in my glass leaking. Then one day I realized that I was drinking coke and the sweat was clear! I was so embarassed.
When I was little my best friend and I believed that if we drank each others drinks our voices would change to the other person. For example if I drank her drink after she drank it my voice would sound like hers.
until EXTREMLY recently, I didn't know that beer is carbonated (and i'm an 18-year-old who lives in Canada:0!!!!!)
when i was growing up, my dad always told me to watch my glass as I drank, because a bug could be in there and I would accidentally drink the bug. The way my young ears heard it was if I didn't watch my glass, a bug would somehow grow out of the liquid! I thought I knew what it would look like and everything :)