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post Jan 9 2005, 06:13 AM
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'Silly ways you thought things were/worked when you were younger' kinda thing.

When I was a child I used to think that there were three pipes in my throat, one for food, one for drink, and one for air. Which kinda makes sense as we poo, wee and breathe.

I also used to think was that underneath one's skin were lots of wire cables alike the muscles. I think this has summit to do with me watching Terminator when I was very young and unable to quite distinguish betwen reality and fiction. tongue.gif

So, how about you lot? How did you understand the world around you when you were younger?


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post Jan 9 2005, 11:34 AM
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I can totally relate to the whole pipes thing...in fact, that's pretty much still how i see it. I can't think of anything in particular right now that i had an odd view of although i did call Scotch eggs 'egg in a hutch'...makes sense to me. smile.gif
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post Jan 9 2005, 11:55 AM
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My sister used to go backwards down stairs.. and she enjoyed it so much that one day she even started going backwards down into the river rolleyes.gif I don't really remember what I did.. I remember telling my mum that I thought a skin disorder was when say.. the skin that should be on your nose was on your and stuff... and she practically wet herself laughing... hmph...


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post Jan 9 2005, 12:05 PM
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I always thought that there really was another world through the mirror. And I'd still love to be proven right when someone proves that you can actually get knocked on the head or fall down a hole and wake up 500 years in the past.

Also, my teddies and toys DID walk about the room but only the teddies were intelligent enough to actuall understand me.

Im gonna curl up in a ball now... wink.gif


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post Jan 9 2005, 12:08 PM
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Oh yyeeeaaahhhh... I used to have telepathic conversations with my teddies...


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post Jan 9 2005, 12:12 PM
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I used to believe that the roads were one big race and whenever my mum overtook another car on the road we were attempting to get into a higher position.

Also there really were lasers under manholes so you couldn't step on them.


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post Jan 9 2005, 12:16 PM
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QUOTE (I_am_the_best @ Jan 9 2005, 01:08 PM)
Oh yyeeeaaahhhh... I used to have telepathic conversations with my teddies...
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They were some of the best of my childhood I recon biggrin.gif


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post Jan 9 2005, 12:20 PM
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Oh and my tree in the garden, I could sit on it and have wars with other trees. Occationally I'd blow up my own tree and have to wait for my machine warriors to repair it for me. Ahhh memories.


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post Jan 9 2005, 12:26 PM
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I used to believe as a child that as a foetus I was fed the scraps that my mum ate, such as leftover bits of cucumber and bread. It had to be soft food I though, otherwise my foetal-self couldn't eat it.


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post Jan 9 2005, 01:38 PM
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I used to believe that people who could draw pictures where things went behind other things without any of the lines overlapping (does that make sense?) had some sort of magical power and it was a secret that no one would tell me. This wasn't helped by the fact that my brother would never let me look when he drew things partially behind other things.

I believed very strongly in the old rhyme "step on a crack, break your mother's back" but I expanded this in my 4/5/6/7 year old mind to include "and the sidewalks will come apart and you'll fall into a horrible hole in the ground." I never saw any sidewalks come apart and suck people under so I just assumed that this was because the sidewalks sucked people under so quickly that no one saw it happen. Trust me, it made sense to me.

I also believed that I was small enough that a large enough umbrella would make me fly like MAry Poppins. Yeah, I wasn't allowed near umbrellas for years after that incident.

I also thought after I got my second pair of glasses that since my eyes were getting worse as I grew up I would eventually go blind and that I ought to practice for it by closing my eyes alot so I could get used to it. I perfected getting finding clothes, getting undressed, and getting dressed again in the dark.

For a few months (thanks to my older brothers) I thought that my parents had found me on the traintracks.

I was certain, when I was six, that our teacher's aide who was in a wheelchair and could hop curbs in his chair actually had other superpowers that he didn't tell us about so that he could keep his secret identity while fighting crime.

As a class project in grade one we sent off balloons with messages and the school address in it. I was certain that mine would reach a shipwrecked person on an island and that I didn't know whether that would be funny or sad.


Aaaand... I think that's it

edit: oh and I also used to believe that all my dolls were real and had personalities but I think that's pretty run of the mill little kid stuff.


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post Jan 9 2005, 03:14 PM
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For some reason when I was younger, I thought in my abdomen was like, a circular racetrack type thing (doughnut shaped) and that for each bit of food you ate, it started going around with the others. When you were full, there was no more room. I also remember my mum telling me not to slide my hand along the wooden rail, or I'll get splinters. Wondering what these 'splinter' creatures were, I began questioning my mother about what they ate etc. Ooh, and one morning, I got up early, and I thought I'd save a little time by doing my teeth before I had my breakfast. So much for that


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post Jan 9 2005, 03:34 PM
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When I was younger I believed completely in the Lion the witch and the wardrobe. I was most upset when I kept cracking my nose on the back of the wardrobe.

I also believed that my toys came alive when I was out of the room. I used to run into my room just on the off chance that I might catch them.

You know in TV programs when you can hear a characters thought out loud? Well I thought that it was possible to think out loud like that and spent hours trying to do it!!!

I believed in and still do in fact believe in the exixtence of faeries. One of the kids at school asked me if faeries existed the other day and I had to change the subject!!!


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post Jan 9 2005, 04:08 PM
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Sorry if this is a little off topic, but I was just wondering what the difference between a fairy and a faerie was...


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post Jan 9 2005, 04:43 PM
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Fairy has a 'y' and faerie has an 'ie' and another 'e'.
At least I think its just the spelling...


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post Jan 9 2005, 05:43 PM
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"faerie" is the old english spelling. It has to do with the plural of the word being "fae" and not "fairies", so the singular is "faerie" or "faery". "Fairy" was brought into use as in "fairy tale" and got kinda emalgamated into the same thing.


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post Jan 9 2005, 06:50 PM
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I told you this in chat but I'll repeat it here. When I was younger I thought that swallowing watermelon seeds would cause watermelon plants to grow in my stomach, after one of my aunt's told me that this would happen if I did. I tried and tried, but no watermelon ever grew in my stomach. I guess it's not a great idea to tell me a lie like that to get me to stop eating seeds.

I like others on here also believed that my toys had feelings and talked. I used to rotate which stuffed animal I would sleep with so none of the others would get jealous and I would whisper in each of their ears that they were my favorite so they could feel special. Also after reading the velveteen rabbit I told them all that I loved them so that they could become real.

I'm sure there are many others because I was a strange and imaginative child, but at the moment my senial mind is kicking in and I'm having trouble remembering them.


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When on road trips as a little kid (around 8 i think actually--not so little!) I used to give our car 10 pts for every car we passed and subtract five for every car that passed us. If it was an ugly car they would have fewer points for us to gain or lose, and cars that were green sedans had like 15 points because those were my favorite. I would add up all the points in my head and at the end of the trip I'd have a certain number. To this day I don't sleep in cars because I used to worry I'd miss one and screw up the number.

It didn't seem so weird back then.


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post Jan 9 2005, 07:30 PM
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When I was little (like three-seven) I thought my toys came alive when I left, too. And, I would run in trying to catch them off guard.

I used to think that the Dead End signs meant that if you went past them you would die.

I also belived the "step on a crack" thing only it was(If the room had multi-colerd tiles) "step on only (insert random color here) or die"


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I used to think life was a TV show...with an audience watching...so i'd just talk randomly. blink.gif


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post Jan 10 2005, 12:07 AM
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That would have been VERY amusing to see....


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post Jan 10 2005, 09:39 AM
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QUOTE (LoLo @ Jan 9 2005, 07:50 PM)
I used to rotate which stuffed animal I would sleep with so none of the others would get jealous.
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I used to do that. biggrin.gif


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post Jan 10 2005, 10:52 AM
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When I was younger (and sometimes still today) I foudn that I had to make sure that if I stepped on a crack on the pavement, I would have to do it on the other foot so that everything would be even.


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I also thought that toys came to life
*hangs head in shame*

also a friend of mine saw his dad smoking and thought that he was eating them (cos they were getting smaller) so he eat a packet of fags
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post Jan 10 2005, 12:22 PM
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I actually used to believe that I was really a little guy in my own head controlling my body, (a little like that alien in men in black one). I used to think if I could concentrate hard enough I could find the button that turned my fake body off so I could climb out whenever I wanted to.

I had a a few imaginary friends, who I even managed to get into arguements with sometimes. I really was annoyed at the time too.

I also believed that women got pregnant by marrying people, however I didn't seem to have noticed that my mother managed to get pregnant with me without marrying.. hum... logic wasn't a strong thing with my child self.

I also believed animals and plants could hear us talking and used to get upset if you were mean, so you had to make sure you were polite around them.

My teddies were all named with distinct personality, I even had an uptight obnoxious teddy called Sam (was a dog with spotted ears), and a slightly dim but easy to anger teddy called nicholas (I still own them all).

I used to believe that if you concentrated hard enough you could have the same super powers as superheroes. There was this one called braveheart, (not sure if you'll all remember this one), he used to shout these phrases like "strength of the bear" and he'd suddenly be really strong, and "eyes of the hawk" and he'd be able to see really far, and back in the school play ground I used to shout all these phrases and really did believe I was stronger, could see further and could run faster.

Good times.. wish I still thought those things now!


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post Jan 10 2005, 01:09 PM
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Ooo!! I have a teddy caleld Nicholas (named after my dad... I was such a good kid wink.gif ) But then I also have one called Royal Mail... haha. Yes, I still take Royal Mail to bed with me... OK, I'm going to go now before I make any more of a fool of myself.


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