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My brother once referred to the neighbor as a lesbian (she was Lebanese...)

Anon
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When I was a kid, the Pittsburgh Steelers were in their "dynasty" years. We also collected food labels for the school library - Campbell's, Swanson, Franco-American. I always assumed that Franco-American was owned by Franco Harris and Swanson by Lynn Swann. Why not? When you're 7, the world doesn't extend very far from your hometown...

Heather Lodge
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In the early sixties, as a 3 year-old I was taken to England for a 2-week visit. I have no memory of the trip. I did however grow up with the knowledge that the English were tiny people that lived in flower pots. When I grew old enough to question the idea, I couldn't understand where such a deep seated impression was from. As an adult, I finally mentioned it to my mother and she laughed saying that while we were in England I used to watch a tv show called the "Flower Pot Men". Mystery solved, although I did visit again as an adult just to be sure.

Frances
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I used to believe that about 25%-30% of the U.S. population was Jewish. After all, there were so many famous Jewish people!

Anon
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remember the expression "dig a hole to china"? i took it the wrong way and thought that it meant China was buried underneath us..and everytime i took a step i was probaly stepping on some poor chinese' persons head

kisss_
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I used to believe that if you touched Chinese people, they would break.

Christian
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Until I was about 16 I thought that Palestinians were actually called "Palaced Indians."

Anon
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growing up in the orient and living in the west, I could not understand the fascination with lion (line - you idiot) dancing !!!

harj
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When I was little, I asked my Dad why Indian ladies had that red dot on their foreheads. He told me that they say Hello by putting their palms together like they're praying and raising their hands to their bowed heads so their thumbnails hit that spot on their forehead and, since people say Hello so much, it leaves that red dot on their foreheads.

Devon
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When I lived in Korea, and my family was about to move to the States a friend of mine told me that people in the States ate weird things and one of the things they ate was monkey meat. Since I was born in the year of the monkey, I was afraid that they would try to eat me, and I tried to keep my family from moving to the States.

Anon
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Whenever I heard the term "redneck," I pictured something entirely different than anyone could imagine... I actually thought that there was a race of humans walking around with red necks! I mean... Why not?

Punky
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I used to think that Africa was called "The Dark Continent" because it was full of Black people.

Anon
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I used to believe that if a white couple had a baby in, say, Japan, the baby would look Japanese, i.e., darker skin, straight black hair and almond eyes. If a white couple had a baby in Africa, they would have a Negro baby with Negro features.

Pat
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I used to think that lesbians were from another country or related to Germans somehow...I believe this until I was about 14 years old

Caelistis
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Up until I was about 26, I beleived that being Jewish only implied that you were of the Jewish faith. And argued with my husband, and mother that Jewish could also mean you were *Jewish* such as being *Spanish* or *English*. I didn't beleive anyone until my father (who has told his share of doozys) convinced me otherwise!

Ericka
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I used to believe Mexican food was made from real Mexicans!

Holly W.
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When I was young I believed that if you stayed in another country for an extended period, you started to look like its inhabitants (change if skin colour, hair colour, facial characteristics, height, etc.)

Emma
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My dad used to tell us kids that if we behaved badly the Japanese would invade and put bamboo in our ears and under our fingernails to punish us.
PS - Sorry to the Japanese people reading this, and we left my dad when I was 11.

Josi - Australia
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Whenever I asked my parents if I could call my friend in America they told me I couldnt because she would be asleep so I thought all they did in America was sleep all the time.

Sandy (Sydney Australia)
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When I was very young, I thought the word lesbian was the term for a citizen of Lebanon.

GT
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