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I belived that in order to be President you had to run a race and I'd alaways want to see the race but no one would Know what I was talking about.
I used to believe for far longer than I care to admit that Sinn Fein was an actual person and was amazed at how much influence he seemed to have. It was a long time efore I realised that it was a political party and the guy who I thought was Sinn Fein was in fact just Jerry Adams.
I used to seriously misunderstand the concept of voting. I assumed whoever voted for one option would get it and whoever voted for the other option would get the other, instead of the option with more votes affecting everyone.
I used to believe that our next-door neighbour, Mrs Grigg, Annie Walker off "Coronation Street" and Margaret Thatcher were all the same person. They were all vaguely upper-middle-class, pompous and stuffy, and had "old-lady" perms - hence my confusion.
I thought the Election Day was a holiday of having sex with someone you love. I misunderstood that holiday as Erection Day.
for the longest time i thought that Stockwell Day was some kind of holiday about the stock market. but stockwell day was a leader of the canadian alliance (or something). it's not my fault if his name is weird!
when I was small I used to believe that the name of the president of a country applied to every other country in the world.For instance I would think of a thing like: America's Bill Clinton,France's bill Clinton,Italy's Bill Clinton.
When I was about 6 I thought the President got to be President because he was the best human being there was in the whole country and that an election was some kind of beauty contest for men. When the word "Watergate" kept getting mentioned on the TV news I thought it had something to do with a dam (perfectly logical assumption for a 7 year old kid) but when I asked "What's Watergate?" all I got for an answer was " The President told a lie." Somehow I got the notion that if you were President and you told a lie you would have to be killed for the punishment, or sent to jail forever. It took an amazingly long time for me to be completely disabused of this belief; now I take it for granted that the President will always lie because it's what Presidents always do, and what's more, they will always get away with it.
That when the labour party won the election labour party ment just a special type of party
I thought that James E. Carter, Jr. and Jimmy Carter were different people...until my mom pointed out that they were the same.
I thought the secretary of defense/state etc just scribed stuff like a normal secretary and didn't do anything else
When i was younger 5 or 6 i thought we were fighting Russians in WW2
and which lead me up till 6th grade that Nazis were russian
I used to think the president was the richest person in the country
When I was four, I got into an argument with my uncle. He said that the vice president was Spiro Agnew. I said it was Uncle Sam.
I used to think the the whitehouse was right off the highway near my house, I live in Wisconsin;)
I'm Spanish, and as soon as I was told that Ronald Reagan spoke English I thought he must be the king of England.
i used to think huge sattelite poles that were as tall as bulidlings was were the president wold sit and have his meetings.
I used to believe that whenever I saw someone that looked like the German Chanceller Schroder they were realy him So I would always say : It is an honor to meet you Mr.Chanceller Sir.
After I finnaly got it into my head that I would never ever have just met Schoeder on the street like that I was a embarresed that I never went out of the house without peeing in my pants.
My parents told me when I was little that we were going voting, I miss heard and thought they said boating. I was gravely disappointed when I figured out I miss heard.
When I was very young, perhaps 5 or 6, I asked my dad, "Does the President(of the U.S.) own the world?"
He replied, "Well, he thinks he does."
Not having been introduced to the concept of sarcasm, I spent several years thinking that the President was this poor deluded soul whom everyone was humoring.