I used to think the word barber was related to the word 'Berber', like Turks and North Africans being Semitic people, and Turkish guys being into male hairdressing.
I used to believe that Eskimos ate nothing but snow, ice, and anything else cold. I also thought that if they ate something warm, it would make them melt into a puddle.
I used to believe that Eskimos were literally immune to the cold, and that they had magic powers like the ability to freeze people or make it snow everywhere. I also thought the reason why they wore fur parkas and lots of layers was because they had to keep their powers secret, by pretending they were normal people who would die if they froze. When I was in 2nd grade, I got to meet an actual Eskimo and was so stunned and shocked. I was really, really, afraid to ask him about his magic powers, because he might get upset that I "blew his cover" and then use his powers to freeze me to death.
When i was little, i thought the reason why people from New York sounded so funny because they had a cold stuck in their throat all the time.
I used to think Asians who wore glasses were meant to be cross eyed, because of how they read and write backwards in languages like Hebrew, Arabic, Hindi, Urdu, etc!
I used to think all Italians worked in pizza restaurants.
I used to think everyone had to be born in the country that they were ethnically from or related to their accent.
I used to believe that Cuban people were made out of cubes
When I was younger, I thought Eskimos ate penguin eggs
I used to believe that everyone in the world understands English and Spanish
I used to think that all Dutch people wore clogs and lived in windmills
That germs came from Germany.
I thought that Polish people were made of nail polish
I used to think China and Japan where the same.
I used to think all asians were smart, and then i realized i'm asian and not smart
I used to believe that American, Mexican, Chinese, Italian, and French were the only languages in the entire world! When my mom told me my last name was none of those nationalities, I was shocked!
I used to think that English and Spanish were the only 2 languages in the world.
I used to think that since i was french, that if i became a teacher, i would have to change my first name to adam. Later i realized it's madame
I used to believe that everybody spoke English in the world
One of my classmates in kindergarten told me that Germans were filthy people and that Germany was a place filled with germs and you can get sick if you come in contact with a German. I believed this for a very long time and started to be scared of other people, because they might be german and i didn't want to get sick!