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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"
I used to believe that each person in a family had to the first letter in their first and last names match. I thought that this was law since my parents and my siblings first and last names start with the letter J..
When I was younger I got a lot of things mixed up. For example, I walways got confused with Al Gore and Bill Clinton, in terms of who was who. I also got mixed up with Chicago and Detroit.
I thought that Penelope was pronounced Pen-el-ope. I also thought Bob was short for Bobert. (Because Rob was short for Robert! Very logical, huh?)
I always thought that Osama and Obama were the same people. Imagine my suprise when he ran for president! I was so confused until my parents explained to me they were different people. I was 13 at the time.
For a time I kinda thought my great grandpa was John Lennon. (His name was John.) I don't know why I thought this. It would be really cool if I was related to John Lennon because he is my idol!!!!!!!
When I was 5, my Aunty that I didn't know too well came back from a trip to Japan. She bought me a geisha doll, and my mum told me "This is from Japan".
From the day for about two years, I called her Aunty Japan.
I used to think all guys we're called "Bill". So instead of saying "Who is that man?" I would say "Who is that Bill?" My mom said that happened because at that time the only men I really was around like my grandfather, uncle and cousin were all named Bill.
When I was little I believed that a person had two names, one when they were a "child" and one when they are a "adult"
For example, I asked my mom one day( her name is viki) what her name was when she was a kid and she laughed at me.
I was around 4.