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Childhood Lies?
« on: November 17, 2012, 09:51:40 PM »
Okay, there was a recent discussion at the Frustration House that somehow points out on the times parents don't use logic in certain situations, i.e. "If I say the moon is square, you should too."

I remembered this article. I'm sure your older family members did these things which we could probably say are "irrational" at this point, and some of us would probably say "If only I knew this back then...!"

Share what those "lies" and other "acts of irrationality" they told you in your childhood. Are they still doing it now?

http://www.maghaluhalo.com/Articles/2012Sep28_lies_my_yaya_told_me

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2012, 08:56:00 AM »
Sorry, that whole "If I say the moon is square, you should too." is the only one I know and can remember clearly ^_^;

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2012, 01:22:39 PM »
Maybe in a different vein, but my stepfather used to tell me about this night creature called Lick Dog Lick.

He said that if any of your body parts hung over the bed while you slept, Lick Dog Lick might come in, take a tasty lick, and bite off the offending limb. Many nights were spent wrapped like a mummy in the middle of my bed. XD

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2012, 01:58:51 PM »
I got the whole "the splinter will grow into a tree if you don't take it out" talk and thought I was a goner 'cause I was too chicken to remove it.

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2012, 05:50:19 PM »
Not me, but a friend of mine said that his parents told him when he was young that if the ice cream truck was playing music it meant they were out of ice cream. Poor guy. :seraisweat:

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2012, 07:14:55 PM »
I can't remember anything specific that was told to me, but I think I remember that one popular was about melon seeds growing into melons in your stomach. Another one was about eating spinach so you could have muscles as Pepé the Sailor Man. T'was told in our kindergarten.
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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2012, 08:58:11 PM »
Not me, but a friend of mine said that his parents told him when he was young that if the ice cream truck was playing music it meant they were out of ice cream. Poor guy. :seraisweat:

That's horrible! Give your friend a hug for that! :'(

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2012, 09:10:07 PM »
Not me, but a friend of mine said that his parents told him when he was young that if the ice cream truck was playing music it meant they were out of ice cream. Poor guy. :seraisweat:

That's horrible! Give your friend a hug for that! :'(

I don't think I've ever gotten something from an ice cream truck.
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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2012, 09:13:37 PM »
I don't think I've ever gotten something from an ice cream truck.

Oh, boohoo, Jude, go buy a tub of ice-cream from Wal-Mart.
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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2012, 11:51:50 PM »
Not me, but a friend of mine said that his parents told him when he was young that if the ice cream truck was playing music it meant they were out of ice cream. Poor guy. :seraisweat:

That's horrible! Give your friend a hug for that! :'(

I don't think I've ever gotten something from an ice cream truck.
Actually now that I think about it, me too...never understood what's so magical of ice cream trucks...

Maybe in a different vein, but my stepfather used to tell me about this night creature called Lick Dog Lick.

He said that if any of your body parts hung over the bed while you slept, Lick Dog Lick might come in, take a tasty lick, and bite off the offending limb. Many nights were spent wrapped like a mummy in the middle of my bed. XD
I bet you anything that's from the urban legend ::)

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 07:01:31 PM »
I dont remember anyone. I think i haven't even hear one. :deepstuff:
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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 04:36:27 PM »
My parents used to tell me that if I ate orange seeds, or any seeds for that matter, there would grow a fruit tree in my stomach. Made me more motivated to eat seeds, because I thought it was kinda cool to have a tree inside of me.
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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2013, 05:56:03 PM »
Not me, but a friend of mine said that his parents told him when he was young that if the ice cream truck was playing music it meant they were out of ice cream. Poor guy. :seraisweat:

I can really sympathize with this guy. :P My dad used to tell me that Klondike bars were alcoholic, so that I wouldn't take the ones he kept in the freezer. Then one day he offered me one. I was horrified and said, "Doesn't that have alcohol in it?" and he just laughed and said no.

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #13 on: January 30, 2013, 08:48:29 AM »
I found a Santa Claus costume in the cupboard. I was totally unprepared. :(

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Re: Childhood Lies?
« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2013, 06:50:32 PM »
I got this from someone:

I was told that all cars had a self destruct buttons as a child so that I wouldn’t push stuff. As far as I knew changing the radio station was a gamble with my life.
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