i used to believe

Established in 2002 and now featuring 74885 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

spelling

Show most recent or highest rated first. Common beliefs in this section include:

page 6 of 16

< 1 2 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 >


You know that thing you use to carry load of stuff around the garden and outside? It has one wheel. Yeah, a wheelbarrow. Well until I was about 14 I thought it was called a wheelbarrel because you would put a barrel in the metal part and wheel it away!

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I'm not sure if this is quite in the right category, but before I learned cursive handwriting, I used to scribble on pages and pages of paper, making sure to put lots of loops in. I had to be ready for the third grade, and I wanted to be ahead of everyone else.

Hollywood
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was a kid learning how to read and write, I thought "K-N-E-W" was how you spelled the boat("CANOE"). Hey, if the "K" wasn't silent....

Ken
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was in middle school I had to write a paper for English. I remember my mom proof read it and looked at me confused and asked me to clarify by the phrase "I ran next store to borrow bread". I guess each time people would say "next door" I heard "next store". I remember arguing with her about it because I knew I was RIGHT!
It was a harsh reality that day!

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

Cursive didn't have anything to do with the normal alphabet. You just started with something that looked like a letter and scribbled a little.

Kal
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I believed that "hamster" was spelled "hampster". I didn't believe Mum, even when she showed me the correct spelling in the dictionary. I assumed the dictionary was wrong.
This is from the same child who could spell "chameleon" at age 5. Most of the kids I knew didn't know what a chameleon was.

Rachel
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

My sister was learning the alphabet, which was pretty funny in itself, she'd go "A G K R Y V W, S T..." and then, somewhere in the middle of the mess, she'd scream "Elmo!" (lmno) It was SO funny!!!

Noah Wong
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I thought that no matter how you arranged any letters, it would always make a word. So 1 day when my teacher was asking for spelling words to put on a test, i Suggested ngfzztplk or something like that and everybody was like huh?

ediop
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

when I was learning my ABC's...you know? the song...I always thought it went " L, N, O, P". because that is how it sounded. you imagine my confusion when I learned to spell my name....Amanda M.

too busy singing a pretty song
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

For the longest time, I thought the word "thorough" was just poeple spelling "through" incorrectly. I don't even know when I finally figured it out.

Shanna
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I was raised in Florida, but my mom is from new england and they always drop "R's" and add them in different places when speaking. Like car is pronounced just "ca". Well, until I was 9 or so I thought that "idea" was actually "idear" with an "R" on the end. When my friend pointed out the truth I was so embarassed. My teachers must have thought I was a complete idiot. It was totally my mothers fault.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

After I learned the letters of the alphabet, I really wanted to know how you SPELL each letter. Some seemed obvious like bee, kay, dee, em, but I was very curious about some others like H, Q, X, etc. I remember trying to find out all through kindergarden and getting frustrated with no answers, because adults never understood my question. I'm not sure how long it was before I understood that the letters weren't words on their own.

Sara
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

My husbands family went out to eat as a family when he was young to "Chilies." Well if you look at their sign the "l" kind of curls into the first "i" and makes it look like a "J". So my husbands siblings convinced him that Chilies was really Chijies, pronounced Chejees. He called it Chejees until he was 18, but now the whole family calls it that just to make fun of him... guilty as charged!

Kiersten
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

I used to think "Zed" and "Zee" were two different letters.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

One of my friends used to believe that the letter "M" could have as many lines as she wanted so she would do a letter M so it looked bit like MMMMM.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was about 4, my friend and I thought that writing in cursive was just writing a letter and then putting a big squiggle behind it, and then putting the next letter with a big squiggle, etc..
i.e.
"car" in our cursive would be
C~~~ a~~~~ r~~~~~
We didn't figure out what cursive actually was until 3 years later...ooops

Kels
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

Until second grade I thought that the word recipe was pronounced "re-sipe". I had heard people say "reh-su-pe" but I thought that was a different word that meant exactly the same thing. I wondered why nobody ever used "re-sipe" when speaking.

Chris C.
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

Whenever I went to the department store with my mom and saw the heading "lingerie" I thought you pronounced it leangeree. So when I found some fancy undergarments in my moms drawers I asked her why she had leangeree and if it was for a fancy dance. I don't think she ever knew what I was talking about...

Kiersten
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When my mother was very small, she wrote a page of scribble "writing" and showed it to her mother. She remarked that it wasn't "real" writing. My mother was very confused and argued that it was indeed real (in the sense of existing). She thought her mother literally couldn't see the writing.

Anon
score for this belief : 3.5vote this belief upvote this belief down

When I was little I told my parents that I knew how to spell the word light. When they asked me how I told them it was "O-N-O-F-F". They were mystified until they realized that I had been reading the letters printed on the lightswitch!

Amandajulie
score for this belief : 3vote this belief upvote this belief down

page 6 of 16

< 1 2 3 4 5  6  7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 >



I Used To Believe™ © 2002 - 2018 Mat Connolley, another Iteracy website.   privacy policy