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i used to think that if you didn't believe in god you went to prison!

Anon
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When i was little my friend told me that there were always burgulars in your house every night. She said that if you were asleep the burgulars would leave you alone, but if you were awake they would kill you. So if I ever woke up in the middle of the night I would never open my eyes so the burgulars thought I was asleep

Kate
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When my little sister was about four and was obsessed with all things girly, she used to think it was against the law for a girl not to wear a dress. I was a tomboy and she threatened to call the cops whenever I wore jeans.

Hope
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I thought that mass murderers were murderers kills someone in the Catholic church.

"mass (something to do with church)"

Anon
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I thought that blackmail meant sending black envelopes to people.

Anon
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i used to believe that when money laundering involved when someone puts cash inside the laundry machine to wash all the dirt on the money. Me and my mom thought when someone left money inside of their pockets and puts it in the washing machine is commiting money laundering.

Anon
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I used to think that when someone was executed by firing squad, they were burned to death, after I found out that they were riddled with bullets.

Anon
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I used to think that burgulars used to kill people if they ate burgers

angel
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when I was little Iused to think that when a robber robbed your house he was replace your valubles with worthless replicas.

Anon
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I used to believe that serial killers were people who went around stabbing Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, and other breakfast cerials.

TB Samurai
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When I was 12 years old, I used to think that a statutory rapist was a rapist who rapes a statue.

Anon
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When I was little, I used to believe that when someone was "drinking and driving", that meant they could be drinking anything. Needless to say, I got very nervous when my mom opened a cola while driving.

Jessica Tinch
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When california had the night stalker nad I spent the night at my friend, who had a one story yellow house, I thought he was going to come and get me.

emily
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when i was a kid, I thought jaywalking meant the same thing as streaking. So my dad said he jaywalked (i don't know how it was brought up) and i was shocked and angry. he then said it wasnt that bad, telling me that mom,my grandparents, everybody did it. Eventually he figured out why i had reacted the way i did. LOL

Anon
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Thankfully as a child, I had no concept of "assault" and a battery was what made things work. With the term "assault and battery", for some reason I thought it must refer to a car battery and I tried to comprehend why someone would pour salt on one.

Anon
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I understood the concept of "ex" as in ex-girlfriend, but not as in ex-con (convict). I did know what a "con artist" was so when I combined my limited knowledge of the two, I thought an ex-con was not someone who was recently paroled from prison, but someone who used to lie an awful lot.

Josh
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After a session in grade school where we learned all of the walking/traffic rules for safety, for the longest time I thought "jay-walking" meant walking across the street naked.

Cyren
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When I was very little I thought that there was a serial killer in England who would kill children. Reason? I thought that if you yelled into the vetalation (sp?) system loud enough, people in England could hear you and would answer back, but all they ever said was "bloody child" (My loving parents). The next year, we went to Britain for our summer holidays, and I was convinced my parents had made a deal with the killer. Did I mention the killer was named "Jack the Tripper" ? I got three's company and Jack the Ripper mixed up. (Don't ask me how I knew about the 1800's serial killer when I was 5.

Jaymie
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When I heard someone was arrested for having sex with a minor, I thought that they were having sex with someone who works in a mine. Also a friend of mine thinks that a women should not have sex with a miner because they were unclean.

Anon
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Growing up in the late 70s in Detroit, there was a lot of crime news on tv.
Being young and not knowing the word rape, I thought that the newscasters were saying a woman was "raked" and it was someone scratching a woman with a metal rake (like you use to till earth.) Still a violent image, but weird how your brain compensates.

stacy
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