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Silly things you said, did, or thought as a kid

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Misskermie, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    My dad's real name is James, and he's always been a little scrawny guy, so as a kid, whenever my mom would talk about "Boney James," I always assumed it was some kind of a nickname she came up for him, it wasn't until a few years after that that I learned that Boney James was a real jazz musician.
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  2. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    So, you know how in another thread I mentioned wanting to live inside a Bob Ross painting?

    Well, when I was young, I always wished I could jump inside paintings like Mario could in Mario 64. Thankfully, I wasn't stupid enough to actually try to.
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  3. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, especially ones fall-related.
  4. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    For almost my entire life, I thought Mrs. Butterworth's was called "Mrs. Buttersworth". Anyone else?
  5. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Can’t say I have. But i’ve always wanted to try their maple syrup (they’re hard to find in my grocery store).

    ....or maybe I’m just not looking hard enough, I dunno.
  6. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

    I have a funny story from when I was in preschool.

    At the end of each week, each of us could pick a prize out of our prize box to take home. Well, one week, one of the prizes in there was this little Happy Meal-sized plush of (if I can recall correctly) Simba from The Lion King.

    I wanted it really badly, and when one of the other kids took it before I could, I started crying and threw a small tantrum. And so I had to settle for something else instead (I believe a toy car).

    5 year olds can make such a big deal out of little things like that. :laugh:
  7. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, for sure.

    Reminds me of when I had a temper tantrum over the fact that I saw an ERTL Oliver the Great Western Engine toy in a now-defunct toy store near my house (they had a lot of ERTL Thomas toys at that time; I got the Bill and Ben ones and didn’t notice Oliver until the last minute). I think I was like 3 at the time.

    I remember I tried running back and almost got hit by a car (my mom was able to grab me).
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  8. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    When I was in 2nd or 3rd Grade, I always said that I wanted to be the bear from the obscure video game, Crystal Castles.

    I mean, yeah I'm a furry and all so it's natural for me to imagine life as a cartoon animal but that bear was a borderline villain. The entire point of the game is that he was a thief who broke into a witch's house and selfishly stole the honey she was using to make a potion with.

    Why out of every furry character out there would I choose him? lol.
  9. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    That in and of itself reminds me of the time in Grade 1, and I may have mentioned this before, where I was playing a game of Mouse Trap with some other kids . . . and I was losing . . . and sure enough, when I lost the game, I threw a major tantrum: I was screaming, I was kicking and pounding the floor, I was banging my head into the wall, everything. The teacher took me out into the hallway for a time out, and then later gave me the age-old lecture about how it's not important whether you win or lose, but that you have fun and all that jazz - which I did not give a crap about, lol.
  10. Blue Frackle

    Blue Frackle Well-Known Member

    That's like saying Reese's Piecies instead of Pieces. :D
  11. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    Some people pronounce it "Ree-see's."

    As a kid, I thought certain words that ended with the letter 'D' like "stupid" or "second" were spelled "stupit" or "secont," because a lot of people pronounced those words with such a hard emphasis on the 'D' sound at the end that they sounded like they ended in 'T'.
  12. LittleJerry92

    LittleJerry92 Well-Known Member

    Speaking of which, as a kid, it took me awhile to figure out the cereal was based off the candy.

    Yes, I'm slow, I know. :shifty:
  13. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    It took me forever to figure out that Bart Simpson's name is supposed to be a play on the word "brat".
  14. Benjiex

    Benjiex Member

    I put a pin on the chair of my classmate and he sat on it. :)
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  15. ConsummateVs

    ConsummateVs Well-Known Member

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  16. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    One time in kindergarten, I was eating a banana at lunch, then threw the peel into the middle of the floor for someone to slip on . . . because that's how they did it in the cartoons. :p
  17. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    One day my teacher at school told us that we would be writing a story prompt about a main character losing something that's important to them. Some of the suggestions she gave us were an old lady losing her purse, someone's pet running away, and a guy losing his glasses. Pretty normal stuff, right?

    Well for some strange reason, I deliberately wrote the weirdest story I could possibly think of.

    It was about an Italian guy named Tony losing his bread stick (not the recipe;just one regular old bread stick) and going on a mission to find it. Towards the middle of the story, it was revealed that aliens stole his breadstick and then there was this huge fight scene between him and the aliens set in an underground battlefield similar to the Rancor's pit from Star Wars.

    You think that's weird, believe it or not it gets worse. After that prolonged fight scene, Tony learns that the aliens didn't steal his breadstick after all and it was actually a flying dog that lived in an alternate dimension where everybody eats chocolate covered broccoli (?) and so he only stole the bread stick to experience a different kind of food for once.

    Wow! That is without a doubt the weirdest thing I've ever wrote. The teacher's reaction to what I was reading made it all worthwhile though. I could tell that she was weirded out but yet intrigued because the tale I told was totally unpredictable and had more crazy twists than your typical M. Night Shymalan movie.
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  18. Flaky Pudding

    Flaky Pudding Well-Known Member

    I used to hold a pair of my Mr. Potato Head eyes up to the TV and turn on a show that's usually serious (Judge Judy for example was a frequent target of my Potato Head jokes) to make it appear as though the people on screen had googly eyes.

    Why did I do that? I dunno, probably to lighten the mood on those serious shows and add a little comedy to them lol.
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