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I used to believe that mexican babies were born when a black person and a white person had a baby together. I don't know where I got that idea since I am half mexican and neither of my parents are black. Oh well. Heres to being a kid.
I used to believe that the stereotypical politeness of Far Eastern Asia was because everyone there knew martial arts. Logically, you would never be rude to anyone in case they'd kick your ass.
When people would ask me what was my background, I would tell them 1/2 German and 1/2 Brooklyn!
I am Canadian, and when I was small, we went to visit my aunt's family in America for Christmas. My aunt had married into a Jewish family, and my older brother told me that her family did not usually celebrate Christmas, but they would this year just because we were coming. I knew nothing about Judaism, so I assumed, and believed for several years, that Americans (the only differnce I understood being our nationality) did not celebrate Christmas.
I used to think all Icelandic people looked like Bjork.
When I was little, I was told that I should finish my plate, because children were starving in China...
Whenever we ate chinese food, I was convinced I was eating a poor starving child's food!
when i was 6 or 7 i lived in scotland and we were just doing some work in school on the vikings and how they had invaded england, when my mum told us we were moving to england. i remember crying hysterically because i truly believed that people in england still lived in straw huts like the vikings did. it took my mum several weeks to reassure me that we would be living in a brick built house with a proper roof
i used to believe that when chinese people cried their tears went into their ears
I believed that, because I spoke English, I was English.
i used to believe Hungarian 're always hungry .that 's why they callled Hungary.
I grew up whit 3 siblings, and they are all older than me, much older. I was the little sister they loved to tease. Since I was the fourth kid in the family, they told me I would turn in to be a chinees. Since every 4 born child in the world was chinees, I stood up every morning and looked in the mirror to see if my eyes was smaller...
My dad used to tell my brother and I we were 'pukes', not telling us what that meant and we thought we had some weird problems. Later he told us that he called my brother and I 'pukes' because we are half Polish and half Ukrainian.
I used to think that Hungary would always eat Turkey!
Since I'm Canadian, and my dad was an American living in Canada, he didn't have his Canadian citizenship. when I was about age I don't know, 5 to 10, I thought that if my dad didn't get his citizenship soon, then he'd have to move to the United States, and I'd never be allowed to see him again!! now he has his citizenship and all is good.
I thought Canadians came from Canadia.
I read in the Pippi Longstocking books that people in China walked on their hands all the time, and I believed that for years.
When I was younger, I must have heard the expression "the British have stiff upper lips" somewhere, perhaps in an Altoids ad. However, not knowing that it was just a saying, I thought that British people, for some odd reason, actually HAD stiffer upper lips than most people, and if you touched them under the nose, their lips would feel hard, like muscle! I thought they must have very strong facial muscles to smile and frown with such hard lips!
Growing up I was told "Tintin" and "The Smurfs" were from France! They're actally from Belgium!
After I learned that the earth was a sphere, I knew we were on the top because we stood straight up. I also knew that China was on the other side of the world. Usuing my 5 year old logic, I felt sorry for the poor Chinese people who always had to stand upside down.
i used to think that spanish people were black