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Me and my best friend used to think Warsaw was pronounced "War-sah" until one of our polish friends told us how it was really pronounced
When my mom told me people from poland were called poles, i thought they were literal poles.
I thought Deutschland and the Netherlands were the same place.
I thought that wars and battles were the same thing, and that conflict between countries were all just settled with one big fight.
I used to believe the UK wasn't really free. I always heard that the US was special because it was a "free country", and learning about the American Revolution confused me as well, so I assumed the UK still wasn't "free"
I used to think it was illegal to speak German in Germany because of World War Two.
I used to think public was a section of Boston
I used to believe the world was a horrible place full of selfish people, hypocrites, liars and murderers. Now I know the world is only like that if you look at it that way.
I used to think when you lost balloons, they would go to balloon land. I thought my balloons would be happier there, so every time I got a balloon I let it go, thinking it would fly to balloon land. And sometimes I'd bring it home, and let it go from my balcony. I began to think as balloons as a separate species. I wanted to send a note along with one and see if the leader of balloon land would write back to me, but then I got worried that an evil balloon might get ahold of it and take my mom to balloon land.
Don't worry, I'm normal now.
I remember sitting in the car, looking out the window, thinking that the world was just a big old doll house and we were the dolls.
I used to believe that the world is a wonderful place full of great people, a world where good people are rewarded for being honest and gentle, a world where I could be happy.
I used to think that countries were states and states were countries.
when i was 2 or 3, my grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins were always talking about going to Miami. I thought they said "My Ami" so i always wondered why I didn't have my own "ami" to go to.
I thought Turkey was ruled by a turkey chancellor. To me, Turkey was a peaceful country with a lot of shepherds, and all of their sheep were from France. I had one snafuous understanding of the world when I was little
I used to think Romania and Transylvania were one and the same. All of Romania was apparently Transylvania, and they had a booming movie industry. I thought it was the same country that went by two different names.
When I was about 5, my father told me that while it was night time in Spain (where we're from), it was daytime in Japan, and vice versa. I thought that was impossible!
I used to think that gunpoint was a place as well. I also used to think that the Everglades was a place that smelled really good because it had the word "Glade" in it
When I was younger, my father travelled a lot. He once told me that he was going to Blackpool. I thought that it was a pool that had got so dirty that the water had turned black and because nobody wanted to clean it, they made it a tourist attraction.
For years, I was convinced that the Taj Mahal was the Tajma Hall - which, from my point of view, made perfect sense. City hall. Radio City Music Hall. Baseball Hall of Fame. I've known better for decades, but it will still always be the Tajma Hall in my head.
I used to think that Albania and Alabama were the same place.