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Here in the U.S, people often refer to the federal government as "Uncle Sam." I have an actual uncle named Sam, so when people would mention Uncle Sam I thought they were talking about him! He seemed to be a very popular guy to talk about.
I used to believe people's nicknames were actually their names. I knew people with names like Peaches, Nena, Chabella, Cisco. There are people whose real names I never even knew. I remember one guy who must be in his late 50's now who was always called Baby.
I used to belive that John Travolta's name is Johntra Volta
When my cousin was younger his name was Alexander and he thought his middle name was "ander"
When I was about 3 or 4, I remember my grandmother introducing me to some acquaintance of hers and telling me to "say hello to the nice gentleman." Since I had never seen this man before, I thought that "gentleman" meant the same thing as "stranger." I didn't say anything to the gentleman because I had been taught never to talk to strangers. My grandmother gave me a talking to afterward about being rude.
i thought that anon was akon, the singer, who kept spelling his name wrong and referring himself to a girl. i also wondered why he had time to post so many things when he had concerts to do and stuff.
i thought that Tracey Ullman was a man, i just learned she was a woman today, iam 15!
i USED to belive that bin lardon (a bomer) was Jim Branning In Eastenders!
When I was about 6 years old, where we lived I would often see a dark blue van and it had the word 'Strangers' on it in yellow. I used to think that the man driving it used to drive round and pick up strangers and put them in the back of his van to take them to the police station. I later found out that 'Strangers' was a building firm and was pronounced with a hard 'g' as in string.
i used to believe the "n word" was actually the politically correct name for African Americans.
You can only imagine the trouble that would get me in when i was little.
My mom said her last name used to be carter until she married my dad, and it caused me to believe when two people got married they got to make up a new last name together by combining their old last names.
Watching racing on TV, I thought Mario Andretti was two people- Mario and Dretti. I was confused at how they fit both of them in that small car.
I thought the Vally of the Shadow of Death was in Death Valley, California
my Dad is called Gary and until a few years i thought it was short for GARAGE, i was so upset when i found the truth out .
i've told my friend since and anyone called Gary we refrer to as GARAGE , they are slightly confused by us
I used to believe that God's name was Howard. It wasn't until I was in Junior High that I realized that the prayer was "Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name" and not "Our Father who art in Heaven, Howard be thy name"
When I was little we had our house remodeled - and the remodelers had the last name 'Oakley'. and my dad told us the Oakley's were coming over - but I thought he said "Okreys' - which is how southerners pronounce the vegetable 'Okra'. So I waited in anticipation for these 5-6 foot tall Okra pods in painter caps carrying tool boxes to come marching up the drive. If you think of those animated brooms carrying buckets of water in 'Fantasia's 'Sorcerers Apprentice' you get it.
I used to beleive that someone's initials were the first two letters in their FIRST name because my brother's intials were CH and his name was Chris.
My older brother used to be really obsessed with dinosaurs, bursting out the scientific names at a young age. When I was 3 or 4 he would call me 'Meredithipithicus'; as in a made-up dinosaur. But because I so often was called this I actually thought it was my name! I went to a store and some lady asked me what my name was. I told her very seriously that my name was 'Meredithipithicus'
I used to believe my parents names were mom and dad till i was 9
I used to believe my middle name was spelled "Worn" it is "Warren"