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When I was little I used to believe that R-O-L-A-I-D-S actually spelled "relief." So then I wondered what R-E-L-I-E-F spelled.

Jennifer
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When I was a little kid I used to think that the ads on TV were aimed specifically at me and when I bought the item being advertized they would stop showing the commertial. I hated the ad for a doll that turned into a cupcake (don't ask) and begged my mother for it so that they would stop showing the commertial.

Anon
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I never wore gloves. I always had fingerless mittens that are hard to build snow people with. I asked my mother why, and she said when I was little I loved the talking glove on the Hamburger Helper dinner commercials. She told me I was afraid I would kill the glove's family if I stuck my hand inside thier heads.

I don't really remember liking the dinners made by Hamburger Helper as a kid.

Violet
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When I was little and watched tv and they would have commercials that were advertising a contest or something and at the end they would always say "Void where prohibited." Except I always thought they said "Voidware prohibited" and I thought Voidware was like Tupperware and it was prohibited.

JennyLou
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There is a scene in Charlie and the Choolate Fatory when Willy Wonka explains that he has developed technology to send candy bars through the television. I was very young when I first saw this. I spent a good deal of time trying to convince my mother that our dinner could just come out of the television. After all what were t.v. dinners?

Once when he wanted to annoy my mother, Dad went out and got some McDonald's and waited for a commercial. I came back from getting one of my dolls to find hamburgers and french fries in front of the television.

Mom had a hard time with me after that. I was convinced our t.v. was broken, it only did it the once.....

Anacita
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I used to believe the pillsbury dough boy lived in the "grocers freezer".I spent many a trip looking for him,the scary thing is I wanted to find him so I could throw him off the bed,I guess I thought it would stop his little laugh and make a cool splat?!

polly
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Bismillahir Rahman ir Rahim -- when I was a kid in the 80's I believed (along with a lot of adults, I suspect) that the "cola wars" were terribly serious. I imagined a nation divided in vicious opposition between two warring soft-drink superpowers, and followed developments anxiously, fearful that any day one would crush the other utterly and rise victorious to reign over all Americans with its tyrannical single-soda regime.

Ali
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Quite a while ago there was an advert for R.Whites lemonade with a tune on it that had the lyrics 'I'm a secret lemonade drinker, R.Whites, R.Whites'

I thought it was 'I'm a secret liberty drinker'...makes no sense at all!

Katty
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until i was about 8 i used to think that everything happening on TV was in real life. for example, every time an ad came on, the actors had to be in the studio and act it out. i used to be amazed at how acurately they did it every time. But I also felt sorry for them because they always had to be ready in case it was suddenly their turn.

Joanna
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DURING MY CHILDHOOD A POPULAR ADVERTISEMENT OF AMUSQUITO REPELLANT IS ON AIR WHERE THE REPELLANT LUNGES IN AIR TO CATCH THE MUSQUITO.WHEN I HAPPENED TO BUY ONE, I WONDERED, 'WHY IS IT NOT JUMPING'/












NARI
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when i was a kid(around 5), the films shown on tv would normally announce the sponsors of the show before playing it and i thought if i watched the entire show, the sponsors would send me a bag of their goodies which normally would be abalone or some expensive yummy food. so no matter how tired i got, i stayed awake throughout the whole show and for the rest of the week, anticipated for the arrival of my 'gifts'. alas..none ever arrived..

Lin Lyonene
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When i was littlei always thought the "Worthington Ford," commercial song out here in California would say "Pussy Cal, Pussy Cal, Pussy Cal."
In reality: "Go see Cal, Go see Cal, Go see Cal."

Go see cal for a good car deal, that is

jennajms
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There was an advert many years ago on British TV about soap. It involved a bleary eyed person getting up in the morning and stumbling to the shower as if he was blind. He had a shower using the soap and as a result could see again. I kept wondering why don't all blind people use this soap so they can see.

croally
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When I was little I used to think that commercials were live. So I felt bad for the people because they would have to react the same thing over and over every time that commercial came on. Then I found out that they only had to film it once and just replay it.

Dani Rage
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The National Enquirer used to run television ads that teased you with tidbits from that week's issue. Then they would state, "On sale at newstands!" I always thought they were having a sale that week, and it would be cheaper then it usually was. One time I walked to several different stores trying to find one that had it discounted! (I was only 11!)

DukesOfHazzardAddict
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I used to believe that if you go to the gap you fall in a hole, you know a gap! I still dont like it there..i saw a hole lol!

Odoylerules!
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wen i was little i was terrified of the tango man! i really thort he acctually came up nd hit u if u drank tango! no wonder i screamed if i saw any 1 drinkin it!

u kno wen uv bin tango'd
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you know how you get those sears catalogs in the mail? well, when i was little i use to think that the people modeling the clothes were for sale. it made sense at the time, everything else they showed on it was for sale so it didn't ever cross my mind that i was wrong

steven
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My grandfather worked as a watchman for Smith Brothers Cough Drop company and would bring us small sample boxes of the product. I believed that the first names of the Smith Brothers were Trade and Mark because that was written under the picture of each.

Gaye Laman
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When I was about 8, I saw an ad for Ralph Lauren that said, "First there was Ralph, then there was Lauren" or something like that. I thought it meant that the designer was a guy named Ralph who then had a sex change and became a lady named Lauren. Nowadays I stick to Tommy Hilfiger.

Rachel
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