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I used to think that pepper was only used to mark where you'd put the salt.
When I was a kid I read that salt was made from a combination of sodium and cloride. I later discovered that both salt and chloride were actually poisonous (that's what the book said anyway). It didn't take me long to conclude (despite all evidence to the contrary) that salt was completely deadly to eat and so i refused to eat anything that had been anywhere near the stuff. I must have spent ages trying to figure out why people didn't keep dropping down dead around the dinner table - A death I imagined to be particullarly disgusting and gruesome... I mean look what it does to slugs.
once during vacation, i started reading the salt package, and when i saw "crystaline table salt" y yelled out loud "no, we can't use this salt, it's for crystaline tables, we're eating on a plastic one"
when i was a lil kid i used to think salt was dead lice that people but on there food and i never knew why
Because salt is white and pepper black, I used to believe that if you over-used one, you could cancel it by using too much of the other. I had some pretty horrid meals before I realized "color math" and "food math" don't add up.
Since you always find salt and pepper on the table, I always figured they were opposites and adding one would take away the other. I didn't figure it out until I turned perfectly good chicken soup into a firepit of seawater.
My grandparents told us if you sprinkled salt on a bird's tail, it would follow you home. Of course this was family lore intended to get us out of the house.
There is a really cute picture of my cousin and I, both about 3, out in the tall grass of the 'back 40' holding cut-glass salt shakers, intently looking for birds.
I used to think that if you ate too much salt in on go, you would turn inside out and still be alive in alot of pain....I cant remember who told me that but they suck
I remember noticing that salt is often labelled Table Salt, and pepper Ground White Pepper or Ground Black Pepper. I thought that meant you were supposed to keep the salt on the table and the pepper on the ground.
I used to believe that salt and pepper were opposites i.e. that salt made a meal more salty and pepper diminished its saltiness.
Salt is sugar from a different country.
When I was a little girl I thought that if you put salt on your food it cooled it off! lol What
When I was a little kid I thought that salt was some form of an aged sugar.
when i was little i heard salt was from the ocean, so i always thought divers went down there and scraped the rocks and brought it back up so we could eat it.
I thought that veruca salt was green salt
When I was seven a friend told me that the sea was salty because the sea was salty because the first man threw a LARGE bag of Fritos into it.She was absolutely convinced this was the truth and seemed to think I was unreligious to question her.I guess Adam owned a Frito factory in Eden.
when i was little, my mom told me if you ate to much salt, you'd wake up turned into a lamb.
I used to believe that salt and pepper canceled each other out. They were opposite colors so it must work that way right?
when i was around 3 i use to believe if you put salt in your hair it would make you fly.then one day i tried jumping off a jungle gym and ended up breaking my arm.
As a child, I believed that salt was used to cool stuff down (I think it was because it looked like little pieces of ice or something). One day, my older cousin came to visit. I always looked up to her and I was constantly trying to show how mature and smart I was. My mom made us eggs and I took a bite and said, "Those are way too hot!" and added salt. I did this about 5 times until I basically had more salt than eggs. Then my cousin laughed and said, "You don't put salt on stuff to make it cool down, you put it on food to make it taste better." My "cool smart" persona, not to mention my breakfast, was ruined.