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    Things You Completely Didn't Understand As a Child

    This week's Friday thread comes off of a great suggestion from MeanDean. What are some things that you heard/read about when you were a child that you completely didn't understand?

    Here's Dean's example:
    For example, when I heard news about the White House, I wondered which of the white houses I'd see as we drove around, they were talking about. I also remember news about the presidential "race" and I, being about 4, thought it was literally a footrace. When I heard a couple days later about the presidential race I was impressed they could still be running after all that time.


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    When I was little I thought Abraham Lincoln was black.


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    Re: Things You Completely Didn't Understand As a Child

    How many "adult" jokes and situations were in cartoons/movies




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    I didn't learn that spinach wasn't really seaweed until high school.



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    I thought beer tasted like crap.

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    Re: Things You Completely Didn't Understand As a Child

    Quote Originally Posted by CLONECONES View Post
    How many "adult" jokes and situations were in cartoons/movies
    yep. When i was a kid(8-9), one of my favorite movies was a Western spoof called Rustler's Rhapsody. I was too young to understand what a spoof was, so I took it at face value. Loved it. Watched it again when I was older, and I was shocked at all the innuendo, drug use, adult topics. Not a movie for kids. Then again, I didn't pick up on any of it, so...


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    Re: Things You Completely Didn't Understand As a Child

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Janny View Post
    yep. When i was a kid(8-9), one of my favorite movies was a Western spoof called Rustler's Rhapsody. I was too young to understand what a spoof was, so I took it at face value. Loved it. Watched it again when I was older, and I was shocked at all the innuendo, drug use, adult topics. Not a movie for kids. Then again, I didn't pick up on any of it, so...
    This is the same reason my kids like Big Bang Theory. They just think the people are silly.



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    Re: Things You Completely Didn't Understand As a Child

    tornadoes and "touching down". I remember one storm where way, way off in the distance there was a little tornado and we were in the living room watching it (it was pretty light outside our house, not dark and stormy like you would think, also just a few feet from our basement) and my mom was on the phone talking to someone saying she wanted to videotape it but was worried it would "touch down" near us. For a long time I pictured a giant finger coming out of the cloud and touching the ground.



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    I remember I had a friend over as a kid and we started calling each other hickies. I think he started it, he had a much older sister which I'm guessing is where he heard.

    I remember my mom hearing it and having to explain that didn't mean what we thought it meant.



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    Why the sky was blue.



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    There was a certain sex act that I thought meant getting your hair dried with a blowdryer.


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    Re: Things You Completely Didn't Understand As a Child

    it took me so many watches of "Tommy Boy" to understand what Chris meant when he said "YA I BET HER HUSBAND PLAYS FOR THE YANKEES!" when he caught David having some alone time at the hotel watchin the girl in the pool




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    Re: Things You Completely Didn't Understand As a Child

    Quote Originally Posted by Angie View Post
    There was a certain sex act that I thought meant getting your hair dried with a blowdryer.
    You mean it's not?!?



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    You mean it's not?!?
    I think if you're doing it right, it actually does.


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