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When I was little I thought everyone with the same name as me had stolen my name (Stephen). Then when I was in 1st grade, a new boy came in named- guess what- Stephen. That night, my mom caught me in my room about to call the police on the "thief".
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.
Up until a few years ago I thought that the SEAL in Navy SEALS was because they were trained to be vary agile in the water just like seals. Until later when I realized SEALs part was capitalized at it was an abrreviation for sea ,air, and land teams. Now I see , comically its a bit of both.
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 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!!!