I used to think those propeller hats could actually make you fly.
When I heard of the last name Armstrong, I thought it was the name given to people with strong arms and that last names involving body parts were common, for instance a woman with big eyes might be called "Molly Eyebig".
A worker at our school played "Simon Says", so I thought the worker's actual name was 'Simon', even though she was a woman!
When I was little, my dad had a friend named Scott. I thought my dad's friend was the king of Scotland
This is not me, but my father. We live in a small town with a volunteer fire department and so whenever the fire department is needed, a siren goes off.
Well, one day, I heard a siren that sounded like the normal siren only distant and my father claimed that the neighboring town had a "shark siren".
My mother thought that sounded a bit weird, and then my father realized that he'd probably been lied to as a kid and bought it all his life! (He's 45, so he'd be believing the lie for decades!). He suspected either his parents, or this one friend he's had for a long time were the ones to lie to him.
i distincly remember, when I was little, I thought my freckles were a disease. I thought that my fleckles, would fade; it’s a bittersweet memory.
I used to believe Monty Hall was a place instead of a man. Let's Make A Deal was before my time and I only knew Monty's name from the Monty Hall problem. I thought "Monty Hall" was the building where the game show took place.
When i first heard someone whistling, i thought it was because they had a flute stuck in their throat!
I was born at a hospital named after its founder, who had the same last name as me (not related), so I used to believe there was a hospital for each family name.
The first time I heard Marco Rubio's name I thought it was Mark O'Rubio