i used to believe

Established in 2002 and now featuring 74608 beliefs!

sections

animals
at home
bad habits
body functions
body parts
death
food
grown-ups
kids
language
make-believe
media
music
nature
neighbourhood
people
religion
school
science
sex
the law
the past
the world
time
toilets
transport

language

Choose one of the following categories: counting, foreign languages, reading, speaking, spelling, swearing,or view the most recently added beliefs in this section. Here are the ten best beliefs as voted by visitors:

when i was younger i believed that the english language was invented by a group of four or so biblical looking characters who sat around in a cave taking it in turns to invent words for things.

jim
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I used to believe that it didn't matter how many horizontal lines there are in a capital "E", as long as they are evenly spaced. All my "E";s looked like combs.

Kate Joly
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was in second grade our teacher taught us "I before E except after C". I always imagined a world where I walked in front of E except when C came along, than it had to walk behind E. I imagined them with arms and legs walking on the sidewalk. I had no idea it had to with spelling and always wondered why the teacher repeated it.

Kimberly
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was little, a boy at my babysitter's house told me that his mamma wanted him to make straight A's. I tried and tried but I couldn't understand that was possible since two of the lines that made up an "A" were slanted.

Brittany
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

For years my friend John and I would hang out in back of the library under a sign "NO LOITERING".
One day, (we were 17) I threw down a candy wrapper. John said "Hey- don't break the rules. There's no loitering here".
I said "What do you think that sign means?"
"No Littering."
"Well, why do you think it is spelled that way?"
"I don't know- I thought it was a fancy way of saying "No Littering".

Tom S.
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

My sister (when she was in Kindergarten)used to sing the alphabet song with her class, except they'd start "Oh! A,B,C,...)and for the whole year she thought O was the first letter of the alphabet. She even argued with our mom about it!

M.B.N.
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

i used to think that 'e' was in the wrong place in the alphabet bc to me all letters and numbers had personalies and 'e' was a mean letter and he lied and cheated a lot, so he should not be so early in the alphabet or such an important letter. I think i associated him with the color green which for some reason i really didn't like.

Anon
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

when I was little I got paparazzi and pavarotti confused, I learned the truth when Princess Diana died, because they said they were speeding to get away from the paparazzi, and I couldn't understand why a fat itallian singer would be chasing them and why they'd have to speed away from him.

Moose
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was about 7 or 8, we had to look up lists of words for homework. One of my words was 'infiltrate' and the definition I found was 'To enter secretly with an unfriendly purpose.' Somehow I misread it as 'To enter secretly with an unfriendly porpoise' and I wondered why somebody had made a word for that, as it couldn't be that common.

unfriendly porpoise
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I use to think that the abc's went like this: abcdefghijk im a little p qrst..etc

April
score for this belief : 5vote this belief upvote this belief down


I Used To Believe™ © 2002 - 2017 Mat Connolley , another Iteracy website.   privacy policy