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When I was little, my grandmother told me that each time you ate a vegetable, you would live one minute longer. So, I believe that if you ate 60 vegetables, you would live an hour longer and so on.
In an effort to make me eat sprouts my mum used to tell me they were fairy cabbages. Since I believed in fairies that might have worked, except that I hated cabbage.
When I was about 3, I used to love stickydate pudding. But I used to think that it was called sticky TAPE pudding and so now now everyone in my family calles it that.
I had a friend who thought blackberries were poisonous when they were red, and the poison somehow came out of them when they turned black so they were then safe to eat.
when i was about three i suddenly realized where bacon comes from....from unborn pigs eggs of course
I used to think that Boysenberry pie was "Poisonberry pie". I didn't want to eat any until my mom told me what it really was. My sister then asked why it couldn't be called "Girlsenberry" instead of Boysenberry.
I used to think that if i were to eat chinese food after I had already read my fortune cookie that my fortune wouldn't come true.
I thought that a "ceral" killer was a person who stomped on the ceral ( out of the boxes) and I would not eat the ceral because if I ate it i was a "ceral" killer. LOL ( i know i spelt "ceral" wrong! ) And i am now 12.
Okay well when I was a little kid I used to think chesse came from special chesse cows (ex. chedder cows).
I thought this because I knew milk came from dairy milk cows, and I also knew chesse came from cows so of course chesse must come from chesse cows.
I was a weird kid.
My mum's younger sister had always come to my mum for baby advice. Once, me, the nosy child overheard their conversation about my aunt's struggles of weaning little Gary. (via, the baby.)
After I heard the word, "Weaned", I had this vivid picture of my aunt and these other women, circled around little Gary's high chair, holding packages of Oscar Myer "Weanies". Their only intention being to feed Gary nothing but weanies for a full year. Only then would he be able to advance to "big kid" food. They then proceeded to stuff the weeinies down Gary's throat... hey, how else was he goin to get "weaned?"
I was jealous of Gary because HE got to eat hotdogs everyday whilst I was stuck with lima beans, cauliflower and viel.
It never occured to me that hotdogs are a major choking hazard for infants... DOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was little, I used to think that brussel sprouts were midget lettuce.
Before I could read, I believed "macaroni and cheese" was "Macaronian cheese," a way of preparing cheese, originating in Macaronia.
i was told that if we made a noise whilst a cake was baking in theoven it wouldn't rise.
it was only when i tried to keep the rest of the cookery class quite during a cake baking lesson that i realised it was my mothers way of keeping myself and my siblings quiet for a while.
When I was quite little, my Dad showed me a cut-out red heart, and asked me what it was. Apparently (since I was obsessed with tomatoes at the time), I came out with, "A giant tomato'.
Also, when I still lived with my Mum, she was living with her then boyfriend (who's actually the father of one of my half-brothers), who told me that, if I ate a wild mushroom and didn't tell him, I would die.
I wonder if that's why I've never liked mushrooms...
When at the grocery store, I used to believe that when an item said "fat free" it meant the fat in it was free of charge!
I used to believe that the kind of food (ethnic origin) you ate determined your race.
When I was around 5 years old I became curious as to where foods came from and was still trying to process and accept that "meat" came from animals. One day while eating lunch I wondered where my hot dog came from and asked my mother. I fully expected her to say it grew on a tree in some far away land but to my shock and horror she told me "hot dogs come from cows." It made perfect sense - hot dogs were actually cow boobs (udders) - a cow has six udders and, in those days, hot dogs came in packs of six! Then I thought what a waste of life to kill a whole cow just for a single pack of hot dogs!!!
O.k. how many of us got this lecture When we didn't finish our food. " There are millions of starving kids in the world" I would think to myself , o.k. I'm not hungry can we mail it to them? ...
Until I was about 8,I thought my school lunch was an advanced civilization.The pizza was actually a suburb with millions of little cheese people and the pepperoni where a school,city hall,and a rec center.The fruit cup was actually a deep swimming poll filled with large pool toys.The milk jug was actually the town's water tower.I even gave each lunch a name.
Maybe I should've watched less sci-fi when I little.
I used to believe that "chicharron" (a latino's food --deep fried pork skin) was made out of pig's ears. The reason I believed that for a long time is because in my home country (Nicaragua) we call "chicharron" by a different name: "Torrejas" which rymes with "orejas" (ears in Spanish).