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Silly things you thought or believed when you were a kid

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by NovaBrunswick, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    This is probably the stupidest thing I ever thought as a kid. You might even laugh at it a bit.

    I thought rock music was called rap. So instead of "rock 'n' roll", I'd think of it as "rap 'n' roll".

    There was this clipart image of two dinosaurs rocking out on the electric guitar to blaring amplifiers, but because of this belief, I called it Dinosaur Rap. Now I know it's supposed to be Dinosaur ROCK, because they're playing ROCK music. Get it? ;)

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    It looked sort of like this, but I clearly remember there being two dinosaurs, one singing and another playing guitar.
     
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  2. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Our local church, when I was a kid was built into a steep slope. Because of that behind the church was a sort of concrete drainage ditch that seperated the church from the higher ground. It was like at least a metre/3 feet in diameter and ran along the whole backside of the church.
    When I was a young child, I thought the Devil lived there, for some reason it just seemed so logical for me that the devil would live right behind/under the church.
     
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  3. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    When I was a kid, I thought that I could go to another world by locking myself in a bathroom and closing my eyes. I would imagine going to different places by doing so but it ended up to my surprise whenever it didn't happen.
     
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  4. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I tried a similar thing. I would go under a table or my bedsheets, block my ears and try to imagine another place I wanted to be as hard as I could. It didn't work, of course.
     
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  5. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    Except some of the thoughts were what I personally found interesting. I was definitely a great distraction from what else was going on by focusing more on the vivid imagination.
     
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  6. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I thought the seasons were the same throughout the world, even in the southern hemisphere. So when it was winter in England, for example, it would also be winter in Australia. Now I know that's not the case - I've seen pictures of Australians celebrating Christmas with barbecues on the beach. ;)
     
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  7. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    I always knew it was always summer in Australia whenever Christmas happened. But I did wonder why it was so because I was already familiar with Christmas being a winter thing.
     
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  8. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I always find it kind of weird celebrating Christmas in a hot climate, as I always associate it with snow.
     
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  9. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    I guess my idea of Christmas being a wintery thing is because of Santa being so-called living at the North Pole. But it can be hard to think about Christmas not being associated with snow, especially from the exposure to snow in Christmas movies and texts like The Polar Express, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and A Christmas Carol (and that not everyone really cares about Australia).
     
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  10. Orphalesion

    Orphalesion Well-Known Member

    Before being associated with Jesus, Christmas was a celebration of the winter solstice, from that moment on the days got longer again, heralding the eventual coming of spring. So it really is a winter holiday.

    My people celebrate it in the wrong season D: We should celebrate it in like, June around here.
     
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  11. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    Or that the first settlers didn’t know about that at first and were used to celebrating it in December, which is winter in the Northern Hemisphere. They instead improvised under hotter temperatures where there were no snow and supplies from England were hard to obtain and instead used native plants and more localised supplies. That later evolved into the Australian Christmas we know today.
     
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  12. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    You're not Australian by any chance, are you?
     
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  13. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    I am living in Australia right now and no, I am Australian. So Christmas here has been pretty different to the Christmas that is celebrated in most parts of the world.
     
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  14. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    Speaking of A Christmas Carol, I always thought the events of that story happen in one night. It would make sense as it's meant to take place during the night of Christmas Eve to Christmas morning. And isn't the Ghost of Christmas Future basically the Grim Reaper?
     
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  15. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    At least it just looks like the Grim Reaper. It didn't really kill Scrooge on the spot but he was there to warn him of the consequences if he did not change his ways.
     
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  16. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    In the 2009 film version (the one with Jim Carey), Future actually tries to kill Scrooge outright. In all the other versions, he was just there as a warning. The one adaptation I've seen the most is the Muppets version.
     
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  17. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    Oh. I guess it's more like it in the movie version.

    For a while, I thought that the plague doctor was a bird because of the beak-shaped nose one would have.
     
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  18. NovaBrunswick

    NovaBrunswick Canada Connoisseur

    I think that was more for superstitious reasons.
     
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  19. Mega Altaria

    Mega Altaria 4th anniversary of ORAS, 16th anniversary of RS

    I know now that they were there to use the scenting from their noses in the belief that they will cure their patients. Back in the day, bad smells were associated with disease.
     
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  20. AgentKallus

    AgentKallus That cool dude

    I used to think that the carpal tunnel was a place like the channel tunnel. I also used to be horrible at pronouncing things, I said unique as un-quite and Trafalgar as tri-fang-ular.
     
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