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When I was little, my mom had a People magazine with Brad Pitt on the cover. The headline described him as a "ladykiller." For the longest time, I actually thought Brad Pitt had murdered a lot of women!

ChristiCO
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I used to believe that Anon was a person who wasted all of his time posting hundreds of ridiculous beliefs on this site. Then, I eventually realized, "Anonymous...duh!" I'm glad I'm not the only one here who thought that.

Anon
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One time my mom said she was going to visit Alabama and I thought Alabama was a person and not a state and she had a friend who's name was Alabama. I was about six at the time.

C.W.
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I thought that Lenin and John Lennon were the same person because their names are pronounced egzactly the same!

living tree
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I used to believe that anonymous was a person, and I thought, "Gee, this person writes a LOT of poems!"

Katie Albano
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When I was younger, I thought prostitute meant some sort of government official.

Anon
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When I started 1st grade, a girl told me her middle name was Marie, which is also my middle name. Because of this, I thought everyone in the world had the same middle name so I used to greet my brother by saying "Hi Daniel Marie!"

He still gets mad at me when I call him that

Rebecca
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JFK was elected when I was 4. When I was 8, which was after JFK was asassinated, I surprised my parents by talking about "Elect Kennedy" as if "Elect" was his first name. When asked why I would refer to him that way, I explained that his name was "President Elect Kennedy". So, of course his first name must be "Elect" or why would they call him that?

Curt Coker
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When I was little, I thought that babies were born with a metal name tag. I'm not sure when I discovered that was not true. It may have been when my mother showed me her list of baby names, and told me how she picked mine.

Anon
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I saw this guy at a hotel and he wore a tag that said "trainee," so I thought that it was his name!

Anon
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When i first learned about strangers, I didn't really get what they actually were, so I thought they were certain dangerous people, and I somehow pictured them looking like soldiers.

Anon
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My nursery school teacher was named Mrs. Rainwater. But she didn't want us to call her that; she simply wanted us to address her as "Rainwater" (I guess "Mrs. Rainwater" would've been too much of a mouthful for 3-year-olds). When she explained that to me, she said, "Just call me plain Rainwater." Well, I understood that a little TOO literally and started addressing her as "Plain Rainwater"! Mrs. Rainwater didn't seem to mind, though, and my family thought it was hilarious!

Dave
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When I was 4 I overheard my mom talking to my dad about a doctor's appointment she had. I asked her if she was going to see Dr. Pepper, as I believed this was the only doctor there was.

Anon
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I used to think that parents named their babies by holding it together and looking romantically into each other's eyes and saying "We will call it ______"

Anon
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When I was a kid I found it hard to say "Sebastian". I always pronounced it "Sebastican".

Dave, Lancashire
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When I first heard the term al fresco I thought it was someone's name. I think the first place I heard it was "an al fresco buffet" and thought "this guy Al Fresco must be a really good cook if they mention him by name!"

Mintaka
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I used to believe that when you got married (a woman), you had to change your FIRST name. I spent hours agonizing over that and trying to come up with a new first name I liked...because I love my own name so much. LOL.

Anon
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When I was very young I thought my mom and dad were actually named "Mom" and "Dad"! I think once I even called where my Dad worked asking to talk to "Dad" and got mad when they didn't know who I meant!

Hexetic
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When I was little my best friend was a girl named Ryan, and she was the only Ryan I knew, so when I met a boy named Ryan in first grade I told him it was a girl's name, and for the whole year I thought he was lying about his name being Ryan because it was obviously a girl name.

Anon
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Since my mother didn't change her last name when she got married, I didn't realize that other people did when I was five. There were two teachers at my elementary school who were married to each other, and so had the same last name. I thought this meant they were related to each other.

Anon
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