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I used to get overly worried by the Scottish Widows adverts. Did they really only offer their services to widows from Scotland? What if you were a widowER from Scotland, or an English Widow? If they were only for Scottish Widows, why did they bother advertising in England at all? And really, how were they still in business with such a restrictive customer base?

Rhube
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I used to believe that if my mom bought snuggles laundry softner that she would bring home the lil bear too!

Teresa
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I used to think that when you won the lottery the big, sparkly hand from the advert really did come out of the sky and say "it's YOU!". So when we bought a ticket, if it hadn't come out and pointed at us within five minutes I predicted that we hadn't won anything. I was never proven wrong, so I believed it for years.

Anon
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i used to believe that for each commercial on TV people had to put a different tape in each time and i believed it till i was 11!

little miss freakout
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I used to think hte commercials for "male enhancement" were for "mail" enhancemetn.

i htought that they would send you mail so it seemed like you were popular and more people would like you.

boy was i far off....

what a difference a few letters make
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When I was eight, commercials for the Coloriffic brand of coloring impliments were all over the place. And I desperately wanted a Coloriffic brand thing, because it showed the kids drawing wild stuff that came to life. Unfortunately the school supply shopping trip passed and we just got normal Crayola (I didn't bother telling my parents why it had to be Coloriffic and nothing else so I just went with Crayola). It wasn't until about fourth, fifth, or sixth grade and I got a set of Coloriffic colored pencils that I realized I had been done in by a clever marketing ploy.

Anon..can't think of anything else
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When I was little, every time a Nabisco commercial would end, it had a little tune and had "Na-bis-co!" *ding* I heard it so much (because there were so many Nabisco products.) I became convinced and terrified that Nabisco was taking over the world.

Anon
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that in the early 60's the coke-a-cola song was being sang to me on the radio, just for me...that is what my parents would tell me...one day i wanted one and i cried because my Dad did not get me one. That is when he told me it was an ad on the radio and it was for everyone to hear, not just made for me...i was crushed......i drink diet coke now.....

angie
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When I was little, I saw these commercials on TV about how "sniffing" is bad for you and kills brain cells. I thought it meant that when you have to blow your nose if you don't blow it, but sniff it in instead, then that kills your brain cells. So for years I wouldn't sniff in whenever I had a runny nose. The commercials went off the air for a few years and it wasn't until the end of high school when they re-aired them did I realize that it was referring to sniffing drugs/chemicals and not sniffing snot.

Tobi
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when i was little and i saw those comercials like for detergent and what not, and they always said "better than the other leading brands" and stuff like that, i would tell my mother that they were hurting the other [brands] feelings. haha

shay
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When I was little I used to beleive that if you threw Trix yogurt on the wall, everything would be colorful, like in the commerical. So one day I thought that our wall looked boring, so i threw my yougurt on to it. My mom still laughs about that.

Anon
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i used to think that every time an add came on that it was live so i thought that the people got to eat the food every time the add came on

samantha
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There's a commercial on TV for flea medication where a puppy sings, "There ain't no bugs on me! There ain't no bugs on me! There may be bugs on some of you mugs but there ain't no bugs on me!"
From the very first time I saw that commercial to a week ago, I always thought it was "There may be bugs on Sonny and Mugs but there ain't no bugs on me!"
I just assumed that Sonny and Mugs were supposed to be the other puppies he's seen playing with. =S

Kat
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When I was younger and heard infomercials saying "call the number on your screen," I thought they meant the phone number on my window screen and I would always get up and look on the window screen, looking for a changing number.

stephanie
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I used to believe that commercials would only go away when you bought the product that was being advertised.

Hayabusa
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When I was about four or five, The Publisher's clearing House ran a commercial that said; "we'll find you, wherever you are." I guess I took it very literally, because not long after, my dad took a different route to my grandmother's house, and got lost. I was'nt scared though- I was certain it was just a matter of time before PCH came to the rescue.

K.O.
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When I watched T.V. and saw those commercials for products and they said "call the number on the screen" I thought that to get the thing they were advertising I had to write the number on the window screen and when it didn't come I got really mad.

Nikki
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I used to believe that if you used the kids' shampoos that said 'no tears' it would make you happy.

Emmy
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The slogan for coors beer used to be "tap the rockies" I figured that if one day i got the chance to go to colorado and and literally tap on the rocky mountains, beer would come out.

wheresmyhouse
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I thought that "Celebrity Cruises" meant that at least one celebrity would be traveling in the ship and that mingling with the celebrities was part of the package. I was a tad disappointed when I found out it was just the name of the upscale cruise division of a large cruise company.

Scandia
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