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My friend (who has numerous little speech impediments) used to believe that the line "for which it stands" actually said "for witches stand," and was deeply confused by the importance of witches in the US pledge. She held this belief until she was 16 years old, and finally saw the pledge in print. Unfortunately for her, she made the mistake of telling me, and I make fun of her every time I get the chance!

Amused
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In Elementary school I though one of the lines in the pledge went....."for Richardson, one nation, under god, with liberty and justice for all!"

Funny thing is....Richardson was the name of my Elementary school!

Anon
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I used to think they said "with liver tea and justice for all" when saying the pledge of alligence. It's with "liberty and justice for all"

darcy
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I pledge allegiance
To the flag
Of the United States of America
And to the Republic
Of *witches* Stand
One Nation
Under God
*Invisible*
*And nothing but straws.*

Jessica
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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 was going into kindergarten, I was afraid because I knew you had to memorize the pledge. I thought it was "I pledge a sneeze since to the bag of the United Snakes of America, and to the public for where they stand, one station under God in lizardy and justice for all."
Imagine my teacher's surprise when that ws what I recited.

Katrina
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In the first grade we learned the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and I remember resenting having to do so, because nobody ever explained to us why we had to salute a mere object!!
So every time we saluted the flag, I went through the motions but my mind was dead set against paying homage to a thing. Only later did I learn the significance of the act.

Dreamy
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I used to thing the words "One nation, Under God" were really "One nation, Underground". I always said it dutifully, but wondered why!

Jean
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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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In pre-school, receiting the Pledge of Alleigance let me to believe that there was a very powerful man named Richard Stands ("and to the republic, for which it stands") who controlled the country, or possibly had the country founded as a gift to him.

jen
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I thought the pledge went like this.

I pledge alligence to the flag of the United States of America. And to the rebublic of witchit stands, one nation, under God, invisible, with libery and justace for all.

So I only pictured a witch holding a flag and trying to find God because he was invisible..

Nicole
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When we used to recite the 'Pledge Of Allegiance' in first grade, I thought it gave special permission for Witches to set up vending stands, because it seemed to refer to "the Republic for 'witched stands' ".

Frank Hopkins
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I still remember when I was a little lass in kindergarten and say the pledge, in the part "For which it stands," I thought it said "For witches stands." I imagined a bunch of little witches sitting down. Don't ask.
:)

Claudia L.
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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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when i was younger, i believed that if you didnt cover your heart while saying the pledge of allegiance...it was going to come out of the wall and stab you in the heart and kill you

Krispi
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I always used to sneeze during the Plege. On a snow day, in the moring, i snezzed. I looked at the c,lock. It was a round the time that we WOULD be saying the pledge in class! I became terified that my body had become accustomed to sneezing at that time, and i would AKWAYS, my whole life, sneeze at that time.

Ahchoo
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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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Through second grade I always concluded the pledge with '...indivisible, with liberty and just a straw.'

George
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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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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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