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The first time I heard the pledge of allegiance was on my first day of kindergarten, and I didn't know what it was. I thought that it was a spell, and that when it was done the whole class would be teleported to the Statue of Liberty and we would spend the rest of the school year there, only learning about the U.S.

Anon
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We used to start each day in my kindergarten class with the Pledge of Allegiance. Being a kindergartner, I had no idea what exactly it meant, but I did understand enough to know it meant I was agreeing to SOMETHING. So, to avoid accidentally committing myself to something major before I understood it, I would just mouth the words, letting everyone else's voice cover for me.

Anon
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I used to believe that the "Pledge" of Allegiance had something to do with our "Pledge" cleaner.

Pledge
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I used to believe that in the USA's national anthem the phrase "Dawns Early Light" was actually "Dawnzearly light" and could never figure out what a dawnzearly was.

Mike Petranech
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while reciting the pledge of allegiance as a child, i used to think there was a place called Witchit Stands where witches lived. i was shocked to learn that what i actually should have been saying was "and to the republic for which it stands..."

Anon
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In fourth grade, I had just moved (back) to the US and learned the Pledge of Allegiance. Ronald Reagan was President, and I knew he was a Republican. For the longest time, I thought they would have to change "and to the Republic for which it stands" to "and to the Democrat for which it stands," if a Democrat was elected president. I don't remember when I learned what a Republic was, but fortunately, I got myself straightened out!

LauraC
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I used to believe that the part of the Pledge of Allegiance "and to the Republic for which it stands" was "and to the Republic where witches stands" until I was 16 and saw it written on the wall of an elementary school classroom.

Amy
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All through kindergarten and first grade, I ended the pledge of allegiance by saying "...with liberty and Jesus frog." I finally realized I was wrong while watching an episode of Boy Meets World.

Kel
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i used to believe that if i didn't work at school, i would have donkey ears, so now i work hard !!!

denis
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I always said it right, but I had a few weird beliefs about the pledge.

For one thing, my family was democrat (and I thought political party was genetic so I was automatically a democrat), so when I learned about republicans and democrats in third grade I thought it was wrong to say the part that goes "and to the Republic for which it stands" because I wasn't republican! Why do they get a line in the pledge, and not the democrats?

Aretia
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when I was in k-4th grade I went to a school with a lot of mexican-americans and a lot of them spoke spanish and so we said the pledge of alligiance in english and in spanish everyday, you can imagine my embarassment when I moved and they didn't do that at my new school and I was the only kid in class saying the pledge in spanish ahhahaha.

bilingual and proud!
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In kindergaten, I thought the last line of the pledge went "in liberty and justice frog". A few months after starting kindergaten, I realized I had the pledge memorized. I eagerly went to my parents and recited it. I didn't understand why they were cracking up...

VolleyballPlayer
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I used to believe that the plege of the usa said liberity and justice for bra. i singed it to mom one day. well you know the rest

"farty pants"
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I pledge allegiance to the flag and to the republic of Richard Stanz, one nation, under Bob, invisible, with liver tea and justice for all. Amen.

...was how I thought the pledge went until about fourth grade.

Rach
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Oh Canada,
we stand on god for thee,
true painted love,
and all our sons will be free

Anon
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"GREAT STUFF Up until about 2nd grade, i thought the pledge procceded something like this:
"I pledge alegence, to the frog, of theUnited States of America, and to the wee public, for witches hands, one nation, under God, invisible, with a little tea, and just rice for all"!"

Um, this is from a *book.* I can't remember the name of it, but it's from a book titled something like "A Thousand Paper Cranes" about a girl who emigrates from Japan to the US and gets leukemia.

Anon
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You know in the pledge when you say "...and to the republic, for which it stands..."? I used to believe that "which it stands" was the name of a person. Mr. Wichit Stands.

Hiccups
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When I learned the pledge, I thought it went:
I pledge (like the cleaner) a legion
To the flag of the USA
And to their we love it - ?
From which his stand
One nation, Underbob, Invisible
With Liberty Ann Justice (like it was a name) 4-all.

I though bob was like another god and stood up on his stand and we pledged the US (a legion) to him and promised to keep it clean or else he would make us invisble. O, and Liberty Justice was his wife.

Alyse
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When i was in kindergarten, I thought the part of pledge of allegiance (USA) went "and to the republic, for Richard stands". So every morning when we said the pledge, I'd turn and smile at the kid named Richard in my class at that part. I thought he was going to grow up, and automaticaly become president.

RICE~
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I used to believe that I would get in serious trouble for not saying the pledge. Tried it out one day, got dragged to the office, and got informed by the principal that it was my right not to say the pledge. Woohoo for opening my eyes to my rights!

Kenny
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