I used to think the word “racy” had something to do with racism. Specifically, I thought the word was to racism what “sexy” was to “sexism”.
In 1998, I was at a Renaissance Faire in Pennsylvania for a school trip. It was set in Elizabethan times, and the main event of the day, the Ultimate Joust, had an actor playing Queen Elizabeth I there. However, she was referred to as "Queen Elizabeth," and the Queen of England at that time was Queen Elizabeth II. I honestly thought that the *current* Queen of England, Elizabeth II, was actually at that joust, especially since I had no idea what she looked like back then.
I thought that in order to get to Canada, you had to go through Maine, since Maine was the northernmost state on the East Coast.
I thought the only countries that drove on the left was UK and Hong Kong
I used to believe New Zealand and Australia were part of the UK because they have a UK flag on their flags
I used to believe that Africa was the biggest country and Luxembourg was the smallest.
When I was little, I used to think that when I dug, I will arrive in China
When I was younger, I used to think people in China walked upside down.
I used to think that you could fall into space through the Earth's crust in you kept digging in the garden
I have absolutely no idea why but when I was a young child I thought Hong Kong was another name for London.