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Thread: Silly Misconceptions:

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    A couple of misconceptions I used to have:

    That celery and rhubarb were related because we ate only the stalks and the stalks are stringy.

    That when we deposited money in a bank, we would get the very same money back.

    Do any of you have any?

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    The parkway was to park on and the driveway well you know

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    My boys were confused about the whole fax machine concept - thought Dad would get THE paper we sent a fax on... :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by thismomquilts
    My boys were confused about the whole fax machine concept - thought Dad would get THE paper we sent a fax on... :)
    I would have thought so, too. That's how "snail mail" works.

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    Before high cholesterol, I thought that steak was the best thing you could eat, not only for your body but your taste buds.... :(

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    When I was little I thought there were little people in the radio playing the music. I would look in the back to try to see them!

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    It was a long time before I realized that a heifer had to become a cow by giving birth to a calf before she produced milk.

    :oops:

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    When I was a kid, I thought the fatter you were the more blood you had :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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    Isn't that still true?

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    I'm still wondering who's looking through that little red/black "eye" to know when you stand up so that they know when to push the flusher. LOL

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    ok ... NOW i understand the time honored tradition among mothers of urging the kids to always wear clean undies.

    :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
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    ok ... NOW i understand the time honored tradition among mothers of urging the kids to always wear clean undies.

    :lol:
    My mother used to tell me to do that in case I was in an accident and had to go to the hospital. I told her in that case it would be better if I didn't wear any---that way they wouldn't have to cut them off of me. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
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    ok ... NOW i understand the time honored tradition among mothers of urging the kids to always wear clean undies.

    :lol:
    My mother used to tell me to do that in case I was in an accident and had to go to the hospital. I told her in that case it would be better if I didn't wear any---that way they wouldn't have to cut them off of me. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    If one is really messed up, I don't think it would matter what condition one's underwear started out in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raptureready
    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
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    ok ... NOW i understand the time honored tradition among mothers of urging the kids to always wear clean undies.

    :lol:
    My mother used to tell me to do that in case I was in an accident and had to go to the hospital. I told her in that case it would be better if I didn't wear any---that way they wouldn't have to cut them off of me. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    My mother always said that about clean underwear. When I ws a senior in high school she fell on the front steps of the house and was rushed to the hospital - she was out cold. I was in the emergency room with her and when she started to wake up the first thing she asked me was if she had her good underware on.

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    I thought when I was 13 if I went with a friend to the baptist church they would drowned me because my parents didn't go to church anymore. Why don't kids say anything to parents. Why is there somethings kids don't tell there parents

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    As a child I thought that if you ate an egg that wasn't cooked hard that a chicken could grow in your stomach. (I had a mean cousin that told me things like that) She also said that sunbeams were Angel slides so that they could save their wings for the trip home. The Angel thing was okay, in fact I told that one to my daughter, but I still won't eat a loose egg to this day.

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    I remember one time asking my mom why anyone would want to sell their garage. She stopped so I could truly understand the concept. I even bought a stuffed bear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bj
    I remember one time asking my mom why anyone would want to sell their garage. She stopped so I could truly understand the concept. I even bought a stuffed bear.
    Awww, what a sweet mom. :D

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    When I was little, a relative told me that if I ate a watermelon seed ,it would come out my belly button or grow out my ear :thumbdown: After that I wouldn't eat watermelon til I was a teen :roll:

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    Or if one swallows a watermelon seed it will grow into a baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amazon
    When I was little, a relative told me that if I ate a watermelon seed ,it would come out my belly button or grow out my ear :thumbdown: After that I wouldn't eat watermelon til I was a teen :roll:
    lol my grandma told me that about every seed... it would grow that plant out of my ears lol... i believed her when i was little lol.... and yes lol im terrible, i tell my kids the same thing. My 8 yr old is waiting for her lemon trees after making lemonade the other day lol

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    The one my husband and other family members still find funny. The difference between a bull and a steer. I thought bulls had horns and steers didn't (My Uncles polled their steers which I had never been near enough to know).

    Man you can tell I come from the city with this one.

    Oh yeah, my son thought chicken's laid eggs in the cartons and that they were always clean. I thought he'd never eat another egg when he found out differently.

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    My granddaughter is 3 this summer, her name is Lily. I showed her some lily buds in the yard a few weeks ago and told her they were almost ready to bloom. She said, "Yeah, they BOOM!" I tried in vain to explain. She'e thinking fireworks. Two days ago she was over and I showed her the blooming lilies. She ran around shouting, "Boom! Boom! Boom!" She didn't want to understand it any other way.

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    I remember as a child my dad was agonizing about taking a new job. I thought it was because he had to buy it.

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