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I used to think that "retired" and "retarded" meant the same thing. I once saw a bumpersticker on an old man's truck that had the word "retired" on it, and I remember feeling so sorry for that man. Jeez.
I used to read to my younger neighber and make up words while doing so. I convinced her that once she learned to read she would understand what I was saying. I couldn't read either at the time, but I thought I was right.
I used to believe that the word "vague", in print, was pronounced "vuh-gyu" or "vay-gyu." I wondered why I never heard it spoken.
I used to think that pages in books were divided into little parts (paragraphs) to make boring writing look interesting, and that the more different-length paragraphs something had, the more boring the book was.
i used to believe that everything in books
was true & i still kind of wonder that
people bother writing books that aren't