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I used to believe, because of my Uncle telling me this was so, that Minces (as in Mince Meat Pies) were animals that could only be killed with guns, but that it was really, really hard to get them because they were so small and they were so valued for their sweet meat that we only ate them at Christmas.
One day when I was about 6 or 7, I was at the grocerey store with my mom. After we had paid for the food, I read the receipt (I loved reading them, don't ask why). The food names are abreviated to save space, so instead of seeing "Swanson Chicken Pie" on the receipt, I saw "Swan Chick Pie". Naturally, being the animal lover that I am, I didn't want to eat a pie made out of baby swans! So I declared to my mom, "I'm never eating little swans, and you can't make me!" After she finally figured out what I was talking about, she burst out laughing. I'll never live that one down.
My stepmother told me when I was about 5 years old that in order for your body to get the vitamins out of peanut butter you had to drink milk with it. I believed that for years!!
I used to believe that mayonaise was for women and mustard was for men. That's how everyone in my family preferred their sandwiches to be made. I was afraid to try mustard for fear of getting in trouble for crossing over!
I used to believe that if I ate liver pate I would grow a new liver. I ate it like crazy, so then I could give my extra liver to someone who needed one.
When I was growing up my oldest brother played the largest role in raising me. He had a lot of rules about food (don't drink my orange juice, for example). Processed cheese singles were "Blake's Cheese". I thought they were called "Blake's Cheese" for most of my life. One day when I was about 16 a friend asked me what on earth was "Blake's Cheese" and I learned that I was the only person on earth who called them that.
I still call them Blake's Cheese in my head.
I used to believe God had such a hard job putting the core of fruits inside and then sewing them so perfectly you wouldn't know.
I used to believe that ham came from hamsters.
I would always eat PB&J sandwiches. So when my grandpa would ask me what I ate for lunch that day, I would say "a PB&J sandwich". Then he told me that if I keep eating that every day I would TURN INTO A PB&J SANDWICH! So I was always afraid of turning into one that I went into a phase of no sandwiches. This lasted for about a year, until I learned that it was impossible to turn into a sandwich. Although I thought it would be quite funny.
when i asked my grandfather where do buffalo wings come from he replied the buffalo are so big that when they are born we have to clip their wings so they dont hurt anybody and waste not want not.
I used to believe that broccoli was little trees that were shrunken so you could eat them, and that if you planted them they would grow back to their normal size
When I was little my mum told me that if I ate lots of satsumas I would get a lot more presents from Santa because satsumas are his favourite fruit.
One summer while on a long road trip (Minnesota to Florida) with my family, my Dad bought a bunch of beef jerky as snacks. I was really bored and 14 years old, and I convinced my 6 year old sister that jerky was tree bark. My then 13 year old brother continued the joke, and my little sister spent the better part of 2 weeks trying to rip bark off of trees in florida. She stopped eventually after we (my parents included) told her that it was only certain kinds of trees that had the right bark. It took another 2 or 3 years for her to figure out the truth.
When I was very young, to get me to eat veal, my Mother told me it was chicken without the bone. Of course I believed Her until, at age 21 at my engagement party, I embarrassed myself by letting this gem loose upon a whole room of future relatives.
That the phrase "two peas in a pod" ment that when you became "best friends" with someone you were incased in a giant pea
My dad tricked me into eating cabbage, by telling me, if I ate it I would become big and strong! So strong infact, that I could sit on any chair, grab the bottom of the chair, and pick it up! Thus floating in the air... Still doesnt work
That french cut green beans were riendeer food and if you ate enough of them you would be able to fly like Santa's reindeer.
I beleived that macaroni was made from 'crow knees' - they took the skin off the bird's legs and that was macaroni.
My mom told me that eating meat would make me tan. I belived this for about two years. Then one day I told my friend and she laughed and said that it wasn't true. No wonder I'm so white.
I believed that since vegetables came from the ground it was my duty to wash them, so I put them in with my mums washing. She only knew when she heard them banging around!