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When my two brothers and I were little kids, we actually used to believe that there was an opposite day each year. We'd go around speaking to each other and everybody else in opposite meanings, like yes for no, etc. No one else understood what we were doing, and when we explained, "It's OPPOSITE DAY, DUH! You gotta speak opposite!" the adults would just look at us funny... The other kids, however, all immediately began to speak in opposite as well.
I have to thank my dad for this, I thought that if I didn't get dressed before midday, or go to bed after midnight. I would become a pigliwog! He even made a 'pigiliwog detector' out of k'nex with a flaashing light on the end. I ran a mile when he flashed it at me!!!
I used to think that 2 hrs. was 61 minutes.
when i was a little girl i always thought that there were days in between each month....at least 3 or 4 days..never realizing that when one month ends, another one starts
When my cousins and I were younger we always wanted to spend the night over at one or the other's house. Well, our parents would get around it by saying we could the "second Tuesday of next week." Now, it took us quite a while to finally realize there was no second Tuesday in ANY week....needless to say, it still brings me a chuckle when I think about it.
You see how you get watches? As in the clocks you wear on your wrist ^o) ... well when I was about 4, I had always had watches with numbers all around it and I noticed my mum's watch only had 4 little dashes. And I asked her how do you know what the time is and she told me that when you get older you will be able to see them. And pointed to a "10" which to me was an empty space O.o Well I though adults eyes could see things that were too small for children to see until I was about 8 :S
i used to believe that AD stood for after death but i found out later that it stood for annos domine- year of the lord
dis is a friends belif-not mine.when she wos little (5 or 6) she saw da program bernards watch were a boys has dis watch an if he presses a button on it he stops time.my friend thought dat every watch stopped time an once she saw her mums watch an she started screaming 'its bernard watch!!!!!'
then she chucked da watch out da window lol :-)
I used to believe that the day added to February every leap year stayed on permanently, so the number of days in February would go up to 29, then 30, then 31, and on up indefinitely until it was the longest month imaginable.
when people told me to wait a minute i would say "1, its been a minute!"
I thought the big hand was for the hour and the smaller one was for the minutes until i was in third grade.
i remeber saying to my mum that i only remember Christmas being on Wednesdays. She laughed at me at me, and i then realised how wrong i was but i always thought it was on the same day, I believed that til i was 14,
My brother and I were walking around in our orchard and he got bored so he told me to wait beside our fence for a minute while he went inside to get something. He told me to count to 60 because I was really little and didn't know what a minute was and then he left. Well, I didn't know how to count past fifteen, so I was out there for about ten minutes before I went looking for him...man, for the longest time I thought minutes were that long.
In 1st grade my teacher told me to remind her that I had to leave at 1 pm for a dental appointment. I thought that meant I had to remind her every few minutes, so from 8-1, I raised my hand every 15 minutes or so & reminded her. She never got mad or acted like I was doing something strange!
if someone told me to wait 5 mins i thought if i sounded out f-i-v-e m-i-n-u-t-e-s that would be 5 minutes gone.
When I was a baby (old enough to talk) whenever my mom asked me what time it was I would say 45 for some reason.
I thought that the day started at 5:00 A.M. I would always get mad when people said the day started at Midnight. And when they said that 1:00 P.M. was 13:00 in military time, I was wondering why they had 13 instead of 8.
I don't remember how or why, but somehow my sister convinced me that everyone skipped the year 2000 because scientific evidence proved that the Earth was older than that, and skipped right on to 2001... I believed her for above three years. Seriously XD
when i was about 6 years old, i thought that there was 100 minutes in an hour, and of course, when some of my friends asked me how many minutes there was in an hour, i blurted out '100!!' everyone started to laugh, and they still haven't forgot about it!!
Not my belief .. actually my cousin's. When my cousin was young (maybe 5 or 6)My parents and I traveled from our home state of Wisc. to his home state of Conn. to visit family. Well, in Wisc. ATMs are called TYME Machines (TYME being the brand or whatever of ATM) Well when we took my young cousin to the mall shopping he thought that we were either mad or Wisc. was a wonderful place of easy time travel ... because we kept looking around the mall for "Time Machines"