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When I said the pledge of allegiance when I was little, I always thought the words "for which it stands" was "for Witchit Stands" and that "Witchit Stands" was some kind of gas station run by witches.

Jamie V.
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I used to think the Pledge of Allegiance contained the phrase "I pledge a Legion to the flag, and to the Republicans for which it stands." (need I add that my Dad was both an American Legion member and a staunch Republican?)

Judy
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I came home from the first day of Kindergarten all excited. I told my mother that I hoped to hold the flag for the Pledge of Allegiance tomorrow because then my classmates would say "for Laura stands". You see, Richard got to hold the flag the first day and we said the pledge to him, "for Richard stands". Mom got me straightened out right away.

Laura
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I used to think "for which it stands" in the Pledge of Allegiance was "for witchit hands". I thought I was talking about witches hands!

Emily
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I used to believe that the Pledge of Allegiance said, "One nation Under Dog," insteadof "One nation under God." Under Dog was my FAVORITE cartoon!

Cindy G.
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I used to think that the part in the Pledge of Allegience that says "For which is stands" was "For witches stamps"

Anon
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whenever I would say the pledge and it got to that part "from which it stands" I would always imagine witches flying around the flag and to this point I still do but I know thats not what it means!

carra
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I used to substitute teach for first graders while I was in college. One day (back in the days when we were allowed to do these things) right after opening prayer we began reciting the Pledge of Alliegance. I listened carefully to the young man next to me. I knew it wasn't correct so I called him to the side and asked if he could teach me the words. He immediately stood up, very proud, shoulders back, hand over heart, and said, "I led the pigeons to the flag, at the United Station America.... it was everything I could do to resist embarrassing that child. I had to leave the room and get some air before I passed out. But think about it. Logic has it that you see pigeons sitting on top of flag poles all the time. HEY! Wait! maybe we have it wrong. HA HA HA

Mike
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When I was in Kindergarten, my class used to recite the Pledge of Allegiance every day. When we got to the part that says "... and to the republic, for which it stands..." I thought we had our hands over our hearts to praise the "Republic of Whichit Stands." (Kind of like Puget Sound???) Didn't figure that one out until about 4th grade.

Dana
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"I pledege allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the republic four witches stand. One nation, under God, invisible with liberty and justice for all. Amen."

OmiGod! Does everyone else know!! Four witches, invisible (or was God invisible?). OmiGod! What am I praying to?!

alan
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When we said the pledge in class I thought it was "one nation under God, invisible..." I thought the country could be made invisible. It made me feel better because I was terrified of nuclear war.

Charity
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I used to think that the Pledge went, "One nation under guard". I remember saying long after I learned the real words.

JJR
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I used to know most of the words for the pledge of allegence, but for the life of me couldn't figure out who "Liverdy" and "Justice Verall" were...but I knew that they MUST be important people...

Anon
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the Pledge of Allegiance threw me as a kid "... and to the Republic for Richard Stands..." I waited for so many years trying to find out who Richard Stands was. We were told about Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln. I thought this man Stands must really be something to be in the Pledge.

Linda (yep I'm a Blonde)
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Every morning in grade school we said the Pledge to the Flag. The Pledge includes the words "... one nation under God for which it stands...." referring to the flag. For many years I really wondered what those witches' stands were like. Were they like vegtable stands with witches hanging around or what?

Don: Still not convinced the Pledge does anything for kids patriotism
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up until the 6th grade (embarrasingly enough) I thought that we as a class pledged our allegiance to the united states of america, and to the republic for Richard Stanz, one nation...etc.
It wasn't until I looked up Richard Stanz, in a history book, and couldn't find the name of what must have been our country's #1 patriot.

Michele
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Every day in school we would say the Pledge of Allegiance and I thought there was a word "whichit" like "for whichit stands" and had no idea of the meaning behind what I was taught to recite.

Jessica
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I used to think that Richard Stands was a great American Patriot from the Revolutionary War era. That came from learning the American "Pledge of Allegiance," which school kids (used to) recite every morning. It went, "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for Richard Stands (which it stands), one nation, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all."

Lord Plye Wood, Duke of Earl
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I used to believe the line in the Pledge of Allegiance read ... and to the republic for Richard Stands... I'd ask my parents and teachers who Richard Stands was but nobody knew. It was such a mystery to me.

Evelyn
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