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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.
I used to believe that the US President (Ronald Ray-gun) lived in the magic castle at Disneyland and that his wife was called Mary Whitehouse. In fact I still do
We were Catholic growing up, and I thought everyone was. When I heard that Kennedy was the first and only Catholic President, I just couldn't belive that then-President Reagan was not a Catholic. It freaked me out.
When I was in kindergarten I used to believe that George Washington was the first president, Abraham Lincoln was the second and Jimmy Carter was the third. I just could never figure out why they started dressing so differently!
I didn't fully grasp the idea of a "secret ballot":
One election year Dad mentioned that no one knows who you vote for. I took that to mean, "including yourself". So I said, "Can't you just walk in there, bang your fist on the table and demand that your vote goes to [a particular candidate] ?"
Some time later I realized the true meaning of the "secret ballot".
cuz I grew up in ugoslavia whos president at that time was TITO who was like KING and GOD I USED to believe that tito do not shit at all and that was so big question for me
I thought Hitler was the name of the guy who shot lincoln.
When i was in first grade, we had " President Lincon" at our school, and when i saw the man who played lincon the next day at Chuck e. Cheese, I cried, becasue it wasnt really Lincon.
Abraham Lincoln invented all the WORDS. He wrote the dictionary by candle light in his log cabin. (Lincon Logs were so named in his honor.)
That george bush was a bush not a person
When I was little I used to think that the main news anchorman on TV was the prime minister since he had gray hair and was on TV every night.
for christmas when i was about 7, i was given this book that you coloured in, but the pages all had frames and subjects in. one page asked you to draw god, & i thought nelson mandela was god, so i found a picture of him and copied it. my mum was very confused, but thought it nice that i idolised him like that.
Up until myearly teeens I used to believe that a prostitute was the P in MP. Hence all MP's were prostitutes. :@)
This is not my belief. This is one of my frends. He thought that when a Preadent dies, They go to The United Stats of Heven. He also thougt that Gorge Bush was dead. I said "He not dead. He still at the White House. Im going their soon."
He took it the wrong way and said "You Going To DIE?
I used to belive that the american flag was the california flag! i was in the 5th grade when i realized it wasent!
When I was a kid, I'd heard the words governor and government, which must have pretty much run together for me at one time. By the time I had it correctly figured out that the governor was a single elected official (for any given U.S. state, that is, thought I probably didn't understand that much at the time), I puzzled still over who the government was, thinking that that too must be one particular elected official. I clearly remember thinking, "I know who the governor is, but who is the government?", as if each were one particular person.
Until about 1982, when I was 12, I thought that Feminism had fixed everything so that there was no more sexism. I was assured by my parents that it didn't matter that I was a girl, I could do anything, because the world was feminist now.
And then when the Equal Rights Amendment didn't pass, imagine my surprise and horror. And then gradually getting to see and experience painful sexism especially after puberty! Moving to Texas sure didn't help.
I also thought some vague hippielike partner to "Feminism", which took place in "The 60s" had fixed racism as well. I don't think I ever heard of the actual civil rights movement until I was at least 12 or 13. Nor did I know of any other feminist movements until maybe late high school.
I used to believe that politicians were honest; I was so naive...
When I was 10, Ronald Reagan was elected president. My dad said that George Bush would take us into a war, so I was terrified that if anything happened to Reagan we would be in WW3 and the whole earth would be blown up with nuclear bombs.