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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.
I thought DC Mayor Marion Barry was actually a husband and wife mayoral team (Mary & Barry). I would always wonder why Mary would let Barry do all the TV appearances.
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.
I used to believe that all people with the same last name were related. For instance, I thought actor George Kennedy was related to President Kennedy's family.
I used to believe that when I turn 25, the government will send me a form that said I had to change my name (it was mandatory). I decided I would change it to Lucy.
My son, now 10 just found out today that he is not a nut, he thought that there was a kind of nut called macaDAMIAN nuts... cute.
My mom has a thick "Rhode Islandese" Accent, and for the longest time (Up until I was 14-15) I thought my middle name was Collin, then I was suprised when I finally saw it written out - "Carlin"
I used to think children had children's names and you would get a grown up name when you grew up. Or, i believed that grownups were born grownups and so they got their grown up names from the start. One or the other... i was always surprised when a woman had a name like lily of emma or jennifer. I would think, hey, she's got a child name, how strange.
when i was a kid, i thought no one could possibly have the same first name as me. When i heard of someone else with my name i would get mad.
When i was about 4, i thought that we would get a new name when we grow up, i was shocked when i found out that that was not true because i thought my name was silly and childish
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!
I used to think Ellen Degeneres was Ellen The Generous. I figured that even today, people could be known with cool, old-timey epithets.
i once asked my dad how grownups got their signatures because I really wanted to have one. He told me you went to a signature bank and paid ten dollars and they gave you one. He thought I knew he was joking - until I asked him the next day where the closest one was!
One day my grandma and I were picking up my little brother from school. After he got in the car I noticed a boy had the same bookbag as him. I pointed it out to my brothe and he said: "Yeah that's Josh. His last name is Ua." (Josh+ua)
My sister Rosie used to think that 'letters after your name' meant that the Queen sent you letters. And you had to run away from them.
I always kind of wondered why we had middle names. I figured that they were around, like second-place winners and understudies, in case our "real" names were somehow unable to fulfill their duties as name and had to step back or take a breather for a little while.
I thought Jack was a nickname for Jackery ( like Zack and Zachary).
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?
my 2 yr old son cannot pronounce his sisters friends name, which is Christie-Anne, he thinks she is called Crispy Ham!!!
The boy in my class named "Sahand" must have a sister named "Safoot".