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I used to belive that 11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18 and 19, were said like , onety-one, onety-two, onety-three, etc. like twenty-two, etc.
For some reason I always associated numbers with different shades of light and dark. For example numbers 1-5 are kind of dark and 6,7,8,9,are light numbers. The further you go down the line they gradually get lighter and darker. I have no idea where I got this but till this day, I still see numbers that way.
When I was in Kindergarten, I was wholly and completely convinced that thirty was the highest number. NO ONE got in the way of that no matter what they said, no matter how smart I believed they were. Thirty was the highest number in the world, a big intimidating, staggering number. I used to be very, very mad at my teachers who told me otherwise. I screamed at one of them at the top of my lungs (possibly more, I only remember one in particular). My friends back then even knew. They would say "well there's forty and fifty and sixty ...", and, let's make a long story short - they weren't my friends much longer.
Im probably not the only one that thought this but when I was like 3-4 ish when I first started getting into learning and such (Like Math) I thought 1+1=11 because two 1's puttogether are 11 (Double one)
When I was about three years old, my dad taught me how to count on my fingers in binary (up is 1, down is 0). For a long time I believed that if I tried hard enough I could figure out how to do it in base ten, or at least base three, but later I realized that it was impossible.
I used to believe that the only types of math problems that existed were addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
When I was little, I used to give the numbers personalities.
1 had two personalities - he was either a bit mean and didn't talk much to the other numbers; or he was a very talkative, funny number who liked to joke around.
2 was male, and was sensible and stopped the other numbers from fighting.
3 was a sweet little girl who liked to dance.
4 was a male toddler who ate baby food and picked his nose.
5 was male, and always liked to party and have fun.
6 was female, and was more serious that the other numbers.
7 was male, and was a really kind number who got along with every number. He liked to joke around a lot.
8 was a fat boy who liked to eat food all the time (maybe because 8 sounds like 'ate')
9 was a beautiful lady who was really powerful and was looked up to by all the other numbers. She was also very kind, and was friends with 7.
10 was female, and was a kind old lady who took care of the other numbers.
When I was 4 or 5 I thought when you wrote down a number above twenty you combined numbers to get it. (example - 46 would be 406.
i believed that every colour had a number.. i know that this had something to do with spoons we had indifferent colours with small hearts on top in the opposite colour..
the blue spoon with a yellow heart was number 63
the yellow spoon with the blue heart was 36
green with a red heart was 45
red with a green heart 54..
when i think of these numbers i still see the colours
I've been reading the beliefs and I noticed that people have mentioned giving numbers genders and relationships, something I also did, but I also gave them colors. Like, for example, 1 was the color white, which makes since, but for some reason, I thought of it as a disgruntled gay man.
I always wanted to find a way to talk to him to make him happy, but I was also afraid of him.
I really don't know why I got that impression, I liked the gay men I met when I was little. I think i just spent way too much time in Hollywood.
When I was little I didn't know that "a couple" meant two so when my teacher told me to pick out a couple pieces of candy I just grabbed a handful and hid it.
You know how some people used to think, you say "blast-off" instead of 0 when counting backwards? Well, I used to say "beep" instead, because I learnt it from our microwave, which always beeped when the food was fully cooked.
I thought 100 was the biggest number, but i saw the numbers 112, 156 in different places (like in magazines and whatnot), but it never registered that they were actual numbers. i thought that they were special and i would never have to use them.
However, when i learned that there _were_ numbers that i could use that were above 100, i would count like this: 1, 2, 3....56, 57.... 98, 99, 100, 101... 108, 109, 200, 201, 202... 208, 209, 300, and on up to 500. I never went past 500.
I could never figure out why I didn't say 112 then... duh!
When I was in preschool I thought that the number a hundred preceeded the number one hundred.
i thought number 8 was an orange flavoured yougurt
I used to believe that 6 take away any number you still had 6 left (Example 6-2=6). That theroy worked only on any number minus 0.
When I was little I thought ten was the highest number in the world.
I used to believe that several and couple meant the same thing. (example: several things versus a couple of things) I was always confused why when I asked for a couple of things that I would be given only 2 every time. LOL!!!
When I was about 3 or 4 I used to count the days of the month as oneth, tooth, third, fourth, fifth...
I'm not sure how I got the third right.