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Things you used to think when you were little


I used to think that my last name was Effesinfrank, because my parents would always spell it out when they were on the phone.

Until last year, I thought that birthday in Spanish was crumpleaños. It's not. It's cumpleaños.

What did you used to think when you were little? 

submitted by Kitten
(January 3, 2019 - 12:59 pm)

When I was little, I would pronounce "refrigerator" as "refrigenator". I was also recently reminded of one time when I was a toddler and I named the potatoes I was eating. (Mama Tatie, Daddy Tatie, Baby Tatie) They had some adventures in my high chair ("they get in their car and drive. Vroom, vroom!") before my parents finally convinced me to eat them. XD

submitted by Fleet, unconfirmed
(January 3, 2019 - 3:05 pm)
submitted by KittenOfTheTops
(January 3, 2019 - 7:26 pm)

I used to think that gas stations were made right above oil wells and took oil straight from the earth. I was shocked to discover that that the oil was delivered by truck to the individual stations. :P

<3 Fidelity 

submitted by Fidelity
(January 3, 2019 - 9:20 pm)

Really? is that true? Um, I mean I knew that. I definitely knew that gas stations were not build above oil wells. 100%. NO YOU'RE BEING SUSPICIOUS

submitted by GW@Fidelity
(January 5, 2019 - 3:49 pm)

I've got a really cute one!

When I was really little, I thought that stuffed animals scared monsters away.

submitted by Rogue Wildling
(January 4, 2019 - 12:41 am)

I used to think that a bunch of words, like kahci, were spelled like they were said. Sadly most of them werenn't. 

submitted by ojie, age 151095, somewhere to knowhere
(January 4, 2019 - 7:46 am)

OH! This makes me remember of how I used to say "confiscate". The way I said it was "confisticate". ;D Haha. Also, there are lots of words that I pronounced (and still some that I now pronounce) the wrong way because I read them in books before I heard them said out loud. I really don't know what happened with confisticate though--I found the word in Redwall and then I guess messed it up. A lot of other words though, I just pronounced the wrong way and my family would always call me out on them.

Also, I'm annoyed with the way Greek names are supposed to be pronounced because I always thought Aphrodite was pronounced like how it LOOKS like it should be pronounced, without an "EE" on the end. And Athena. I thought it was aa-thih-nah, not ah-thee-nah. Like, Athens. I mean, come on. So now, I LOVE Greek mythology but the names annoy me because I don't want to say the correct pronunciations. 

submitted by Leafpool
(January 4, 2019 - 4:10 pm)

SAME to basically everything you said

submitted by Jithkeeper, age 12, Oregon Rules
(January 7, 2019 - 8:06 pm)

Hm... this is interesting! Lemme think on this for a second...

I used to think that "cheeseburger" was said as "cheesebugger". So whenever someone asked me what I wanted at a restaurant, I would say, "Cheesebugger!" XD I also used to think that curly hair was so wonderful (especially my mom's) and pretty and easy to take care of and WAY better than boring straight hair and... well, I have curly hair now. I can honestly tell you that most of my original thoughts on curly hair have definitely changed. XD

submitted by Vyolette
(January 4, 2019 - 4:15 pm)

I used to read the Wayside School series (about this wacky school where everything is the weirdest thing...). I was always afraid about this teacher that was there who had pointy ears and a tongue that looked like a snake and she could turn kids into apples if the were naughty. Her name was Mrs. Gorf (This is legit. She was an actual character from the book.). I was so scared at night because I thought she would come haunt me and turn me into an apple. 


submitted by Secret
(January 4, 2019 - 5:44 pm)

I used to think that Pea soup was called Robber Soup because that's what my family called it, named after a kid's book where a robber fell into green soup. 

submitted by Coroline
(January 4, 2019 - 6:58 pm)

Oh yeah I also thought that the word 'stagnant' was pronounced 'stangent', like the mathematical term 'tangent' with an 's'.

submitted by Rogue Wildling
(January 5, 2019 - 1:26 pm)

When I was little, I thought that wearing a short-sleeved t-shirt on top of a long-sleeved t-shirt was called an Edward Shirt, because the first person I saw do that was this family friend named Edward. For years my parents called it that, and then I talked to some boy in my second grade class about his Edward Shirt and was really confused when he told me I was weird.

submitted by Zeus, Idaho
(January 5, 2019 - 1:40 pm)

These are so cute!

@Leafpool, Aphrodite is pronounced with an EE on the end? I totally didn't know that...

@Vyolette, I completely agree on the curly hair!!! I always envy people who can just brush their hair to make it smoother. When I brush my hair, it makes it super frizzy. But once a total stranger came up to me and said (quite nicely) that she loved my hair. 

I used to draw people with a head, stick arms, stick legs, and two circles in the middle like snowmen. 

submitted by Kitten
(January 5, 2019 - 2:32 pm)

I dunno what my little brother thought when he started dancing and singing "happy Birthday tree" in front of the Christmas tree. He also pulled it down. twice. and he's, like two feet tall.

I forget what I thought. But I do remember I thought some weird things. 0v0


submitted by Aquamarine, age XI, The Ocean
(January 5, 2019 - 2:33 pm)