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DrBoo
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

DrBoo

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Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

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Posted:As Mr. Larkin once said:
The F*#k you up, your mum and dad, they may not mean to but they do,
They give you all the faults they have, and add some extra, just for you.

So what did your parents tell you when you were a child, that you later found to be untrue?
Or what do you plan to tell your children!?
Or, in fact, did your teachers tell you things that turned out not the be true!

For my part, my parents lead me to believe that to "jiffle" is a perfectly reasonable and frequently used word, to mean to fidget. I have since been told it is not a real word.

I know of a primary school teacher who came into the staff room and checked with the other teachers that she was right to tell the kids that during the war they painted the cows black so they couldn't be seen during the blackout (turned out to be the one thing all the kids remembered at the end of term!)

At my school we were told that sitting on radiators gave you piles, and that eating plain sugar (ie not in or on food) gave you worms.

Personally, I'm looking forward to telling my kids that when the ice cream van plays music, it means they're out of ice cream.


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I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

If it costs "a penny for your thoughts", but people give you their "two-pence worth", who is getting the extra penny?

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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Is this a "We hate out paernts" thread or a "We can't wait to mess up our kids so they hate us like we hate our parents" thread?

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DrBoo
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

DrBoo

I invented the decaffinated coffee table.
Location: Cornwall, United Kingdom

Total posts: 453
Posted:Oh, I don't hate my parents - I think they fab.
It's more of a - what did your parents bring you up to belive was tru that amused them (and will amuse you if you do the same thing) - kinda thread.

No need for parent-bashing. Us Psych-types have too much of a bad reputation for doing that already - don't want to perpetuate a myth!!

Another example - I was told that switching the light on and off wasted electricity (actually, still not sure if that is true or not....)
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hug for my folks.


Boo x

I intend to live forever - so far, so good.

If it costs "a penny for your thoughts", but people give you their "two-pence worth", who is getting the extra penny?

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Krad
BRONZE Member since Oct 2005

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Location: Portsmouth, England

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Posted:DO u think it would be a bad idea to let my kids choose their own names? Coz I know most people disslike the name they have been given, but sumhow calling my children "[insert name here]" till they are old and mature enough to make the desicon would just be wierd.

I allways wanted to call my dog Syndrome, so I could shout "Down Syndrome" as loud as I wanted down the high street.. Does this make me a bad person? hehe


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thegreatBJ


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Location: Hull...ish

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Posted:a bit of both i think.....

dont get me started on my mum (i still live with her and so i still hate her)

one of my english teachers ( who is i think one of the best teachers ive ever had) when we were learning GCSE poetry taught us that the poem meant one thing one lesson and the next lesson walked in and told us it meant the exact opposite.... when we said "but last lesson you said-" he insisted he didnt...

still insists he didnt to this day....... i think he was tying to make us open up our minds

im looking forward to telling my kids that they can choose any religion they wahnt and dont have to believe what the school says about chiristianity


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the_poier
SILVER Member since Jul 2005

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Location: england

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Posted:Written by: thegreatBJ

im looking forward to telling my kids that they can choose any religion they wahnt and dont have to believe what the school says about chiristianity


wouldnt do that they mkight become satanist and sacrifice a goat every month....


ive got a fuzzbox and im not afraid to use it
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Posted:Actually something like this came up last night when i went to see Jasper Fforde (amazing author - i recommend you go out and read all his books)

Anyway, he was saying that loads of parents tell their kids that swans will break your arm if you go near them. When no one i know, or anyone he knew, or anyone in the hall knew anyone who had, had their arm broken by a swan.


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Fine_Rabid_Dog


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Posted:Written by: 1337_poier

Written by: thegreatBJ

im looking forward to telling my kids that they can choose any religion they wahnt and dont have to believe what the school says about chiristianity


wouldnt do that they mkight become satanist and sacrifice a goat every month....



You're joking right?

Or are you generally stereotypicalising in an ignorant manner?


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dani_babyboo
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Posted:my parents made me call yorkshire puddings pud puds and i wondered why ppl take the piss out of me at 18 for calling them that



mum also tells me what i wear to go clubbing in isnt normal (this is now) yet she is from the rock and roll days and wore layers of petty coats under skirts that when u twirled showed ur pants yet it isnt normal to go out in virtually jus ur pants and furry boots now (never understand that one)



also that djs arnt real musicians yet she jives to jive bunny and andy pickles from tidy boys is jive bunny



lots of other things aswell



i tell my kids the truth apart from normal kiddie stuff like santa and easter bunny is real i cant be that cruel...

but then my youngest son is jus a miniture opposite sex clone of me

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nome
SILVER Member since Apr 2005

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Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Posted:My primary 6 teacher told me that sheep were stupid because their brains were made of wool.

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VampyricAcid
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Posted:Im looking forward to giving my children irrational fears of hillarious things, my friend from school was scared of bananas, i mean **** scared, i think buttons would be a good phobia, or violins

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dani_babyboo
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Posted:im scared of some weird stuff

thats jus gave me a post idea


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boopoi
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Posted:I remember asking my dad once, when I was really young, if he'd ever had sex (I was a strange child)..

The thing is, he said NO!!


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nome
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Posted:Unlike normal children, my brother and I were afraid of fireworks, so every time there were fireworks on our parents used to tell us that it was just a thunderstorm.

I'm actually still quite scared of fireworks, come to think of it.


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Sethis
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Posted:I used to believe that the fairy that we put at the top of our christmas tree moved of her own accord during the night...

Apart from that... shrug

I'm going to bring my kids up to ignore the rules... because half the time people just re-write them not to include you... biggrin


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Red_RaveN
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Posted:In slovakia, we believe that it isn't santa who brings the presents but jesus..: ) when I was little I imained him as a smaller pale guy with an afro kind of hair.. never knew who he actually was untill seven or so..: )

my dad used to tell me many stupid things but I dont remember..


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Birgit
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Posted:I was told that the reason we only got sandwiches on Christmas eve was that Jesus and his family were poor and had sandwiches, too. In fact my parents were just so busy putting up the tree, wrapping gifts and dealing with us that they couldn't be bothered to cook ubblol

Until today, my mother denies ever having lied about Jesus and the sandwiches wink


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Posted:Written by: DrBoo

Another example - I was told that switching the light on and off wasted electricity (actually, still not sure if that is true or not....)
wink



it doesn't waste electricity, but it does make the bulb more likely to blow...if you left it on all the time it wouldn't blow, but it would wast a lot of electricity...so you were kind of doing a bit of both i guess!

i remember asking my mum what a virgin was because i heard it in an xmas carol (virgin mary...) and she told me that it was a thing most people don't want to be!!!!

thing is from that i figured it was really bad so didi wonder how jesus' mother was one!


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Dr_Molly


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Posted:I asked my mother what rape was when I was very little (I'd heard it on the news I think).

She told me it was something bad men did with screwdrivers confused


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