Kids have such active imaginations.
In fact, as a kid you probably remember making up facts and believing them on the spot. You're not the only one!
@JenAshleyWright wanted to hear more of Twitter's stories, so she opened the conversation:
What’s the weirdest thing you remember misunderstanding as a kid? I thought adultery meant “pretending to be an adult.”— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) March 7, 2018
I also thought clowns were born looking that way. I’d been told it was VERY RUDE to point or laugh at anyone who looked different, so at kindergarten birthdays I would gaze at them with respectful solemnity, like a little Queen Victoria.— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) March 7, 2018
I think if no one had told me I’d have been about three years away from writing something for my school newsletter about how WRONG it was that we were forcing these beautiful individuals to perform for our amusement and CHUCKLES.— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) March 7, 2018
And the answers? Pure gold.
1. When it's a compliment but you think it's mean:
I used to confuse 'agile' and 'ugly' and spent a lot of time being really upset by nature magazines being jerks to animals I liked.— Dave Rudden: THE ENDLESS KING 22/3 (@d_ruddenwrites) March 7, 2018
2. When you take the name literally:
I thought cottage cheese was just like regular cheese but made in small houses in the country.— The Daily Nonprofit (@Maggie4Beers) March 7, 2018
2.5. Or just mishear it and then also take it literally:
3. Isn't this the plot of a horror movie?
That my right and left had had feelings and that my left hand was mad at me because I don’t use it as often— diamond rah (@draasharae) March 7, 2018
4. Gulliver's Radio:
I thought little people lived in the radio playing music and talking. I was 5.— OKoye 💋 (@HarlighQuinn) March 7, 2018
5. Seahorses is just an exceptionally uncreative name:
I used to think seahorses were mythical creatures like unicorns or pegasuses (pegasi?). I...umm...was well in my 20s before I saw one in aquarium and discovered the truth.— dan fROMDELAWARE (@deadlydannyray) March 7, 2018
6. Tidal wave in the kitchen:
7. The Twilight Zone does divorces so well!
8. Get a life, Sargent Pepper.
9. My cutlery is sensitive, too.
When I used to put away cutlery I would always imagine them talking to each other and would always try and pair them up so they had a buddy when they went to “school”, if they were odd numbered I’d whisper, “You guys are going to be a group of three this time it’s okay” 😭— Kilogram (@Kgisamazing1) March 8, 2018
10. Painting a happy little bush:
Also while reciting the Lord's Prayer as a kid, I always pictured God in front of an easel because "Our Father, who ART in heaven..."— Kathy Werner (@lifeliner2) March 7, 2018
11. Another tidal wave, this time at the White House:
I thought watergate was an actual gate. like a dam that holds back water.— Mari (writer/editor) (@mariadkins92) March 7, 2018
12. This one is pretty common:
I was going to say that I though Star Trek was Star Track.— Marianne Case (@Mar1anneC) March 8, 2018
13. The books are really in danger, these days:
When I was very young a neighbor told me they had seen the movie FAHRENHEIT 451 & described the plot to me. I thought she was telling me about something really happening, so I started memorizing things I loved so the Firemen couldn’t take them away. I still do it subconsciously.— (((David Avallone))) (@DAvallone) March 9, 2018
14. But why? We need water to live.
I was very confused while watching the movie Iron Will when the main character was asked if he wanted a drink and his response was, “I don’t drink.”— Grant Goerke (@grantgoerke) March 7, 2018
15. Cognito, IN: Population: you.
I thought “incognito” was a place, as in “I’m staying IN Cognito for a while.” I figured it was probably a tropical island where you could go if you just had to get away for a while.— Allie Beck (@allie_beck) March 7, 2018
16. It's cold out:
17. We kill our employees when they don't do their jobs.
I remember my dad telling me about someone getting fired at work and I thought someone was literally lit on fire.— starlane208 (@StarLane208) March 7, 2018
18. I was raised a virgin, but I'm not practicing:
I thought being a virgin meant being Catholic (like the Virgin Mary? Idk)— Scott Hill (@scottahill) March 10, 2018
19. -screaming- YOU LOOK GREAT IN THAT SUIT:
Oral sex was just saying sexy things out loud— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@MaraWilson) March 10, 2018
20. It's actually an exclusive club:
I thought it was strange that only boys with the first name Justice ever became judges.— And the Peet goes on... (@axolotl74) March 7, 2018
And as a bonus, your author's childhood misunderstanding: