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Top 200 children's erroneous beliefs

I was 4 years old during the Summer of Love, 1969, and my parents are rather of a conservative bent.   So, when my mother explained to me that Scott Joplin was a musician who had been discriminated against in his time and not allowed to play in "regular" concert halls, I naturally assumed that that was because he was a hippie. 

Your turn. :)

Date: 2007-03-26 11:29 pm (UTC)
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I remember being frightened when the pastor told the Easter story at church. I knew all about walking dead people from the movies that my older sisters watched on Channel 61.

Date: 2007-03-31 02:09 am (UTC)
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BWAH! Certainly *not* what was intended.

Date: 2007-03-27 12:41 am (UTC)
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I love that site SO MUCH. I can waste HOURS there.

I thought that when I stopped reading a book (before the end), all the characters froze and waited for me to come back before starting up again. That wasn't when I was terribly young either - more like, oh, 12-13.

Interestingly, I asked my sister if she even thought this, and she said, "Well, of course."

Date: 2007-03-31 02:11 am (UTC)
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I love that site SO MUCH. I can waste HOURS there.

*blink* *STTTRRRRREeeeeetch* *blink*focus*

What's that you say? Wasting hours? Oh, well, yes, *squints at clock* I suppose you could. :D

Date: 2007-03-27 12:47 am (UTC)
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I was raised Catholic; my mom had converted from Protestantism. I remember being so glad that she had, so she wouldn't have to go to Hell.

I was 4 years old during the Summer of Love, 1969 Oh my god, I must be the OLDEST PERSON on LJ!

Date: 2007-03-31 02:15 am (UTC)
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Oh my god, I must be the OLDEST PERSON on LJ!

No, no, you're not. In fact I know this older gentlem... oh... oh dear...



Date: 2007-06-11 02:10 am (UTC)
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What was funniest about my childhood beliefs was something I DIDN'T believe. See, my dad was always telling me stories that were patently rubbish, to make me laugh, stuff like the handles on the sides of the bath being for stearing it under the taps, and the like. And one of his favourite versions of this was 'when I was a boy stories', as in 'I was ten before my parents bought me any clothes; then my parents bought me a hat so I could look out the windpw.'

Now, I was about four when they finally made it illieagal in the UK to use physical punishment in schools (so I was terribly lucky, as it would have been a few months before I started). So my dad was talking over the table one day about when he was in school and they 'would hit me with a big stick'. Now I just thought this was one of his tales, and I laughed at him, even when my mother backed me up. It wasn't til he showed me a picture in the paper of a boy being caned that I believed him (I suppose I was too young to imagine that the photo could have been posed).

Date: 2007-06-17 04:22 pm (UTC)
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Hey there, Mz. Soubie. :)

LOL! What a tease your dad was. :P Sounds like he made growing up fun for you.

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