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Old 09-05-2012, 20:50   #121
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I grew up in farm country and, for whatever reason, my child mind thought that all cattle and dogs were boys and all horses and cats were girls. I remember excitedly telling my Dad when I realized how wrong I'd been...and seeing the look of disappointed dismay on his farmer face. I think he and Ma still underestimate my intelligence as I'm still awaiting my Sex Talk.

I grew up in the country too-did FFA & 4-H -the whole bit. Of course after trips to horse & cow breeders my Sex Ed class was quite disappointing!!
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Old 25-05-2012, 18:31   #122
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I once told a dear friend of mine's child that her mommy must have dropped her cause she had a crack in her behind. She looked at me with wide eyes as i said I didn't have a crack in my behind.
About eight months later her mom saw me and slugged me on the left shoulder. When I asked what that was for, she said that in church a few weeks ago her daughter asked aloud (as on a loud kid can do), "mommy you dropped me when I was a baby." Mom ask what? And she replied (in a loud voice) well I have a crack in my behind and the only way I could get that is if you dropped me.
I have yet to live that one down
Love it! Little kids rock!
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When I was about 5 my grandfather died so I started wondering about funerals and heaven. I decided that after funeral at the church they would take the casket to some place with a giant conveyor belt that would take him up in the sky to heaven.

Always wondered where the conveyor belt was.
You couldn't find the conveyor belt, because it is a staircase
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Old 25-05-2012, 21:10   #124
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We were sailing out of sight of land in around a 15knot south easterly when my 26 yr old daughter-in-law in a really quizzical voice asked my son a classic question....

'How can we be getting this breeze so far from land'?????

My son asked 'What do you mean'?

Well she said 'There are no trees?'

Totally confused he said 'What's with the trees?

Well she said ' There are no trees to make this wind so how can it be'?

He asked the obvious...'How do trees make wind'?

Totally serious she then said 'They wave the air'.

Apparently she had believed this from when she was little, probably taking her mum's cute explanation from when a child.

I will admit as a child i firmly believed the tide when high on our coastline the offshore islands facing us would therefore be having a low tide as surely the water in the straight 'tipped'

ANYMORE MISCONCEPTIONS? BE HONEST NOW
I knew this girl that told her kids that dogs ,cats and other animals along the road were sleeping,one day one of the girls said "that dogs going to get run over if he keeps sleeping in the middle of the road"...DVC
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Old 25-05-2012, 21:24   #125
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On the gangplank to the dock from a ferry in Skagway, Alaska, a lady looked up and said, "Look at the treeline! I wonder what altitude we're at?"
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On the gangplank to the dock from a ferry in Skagway, Alaska, a lady looked up and said, "Look at the treeline! I wonder what altitude we're at?"
Love it, my mum once made the same comment!!!!!
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Love it, my mum once made the same comment!!!!!
Sadly I have to admit I did as well. I was travelling a twisty mountain road like ALL day near Whistler BC. And I grew up in Reno, so Ski resorts and mountains and snow just ARE 5000+ feet, and I really didn't think we were that high... stopped at a restaraunt for lunch and it was so mountainous and the 'lakes' were so pretty I asked what the elevation was.

The clerk let me off easy "well, um... that water is the ocean, soooooooo ummmmm" me
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Old 26-05-2012, 07:09   #128
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You couldn't find the conveyor belt, because it is a staircase
Well I know that now, but this happened before Led Zeppelin recorded the song.
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Re: Very Funny Misconceptions ...

When I moved from Arkansas to Mississippi I was walking on the beach with my Arkansas sweetie and I saw a sign "Do Not Molest Wildlife", being originally from NY, I laughed at the sign, when she looked up she said "I knew what they said about Mississippi was true"
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work is somewhere you go to get away from the wife and kids.................
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Old 26-05-2012, 08:38   #131
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My room mate in college once asked me why some rum is dark and other is clear or white. I responded, " Dark rum is made with brown sugar, white rum is make with white sugar."

I wonder how many people with Google rum to find out the real reason.
There was no way I wasn't going to google this

Rum is a liquor made from both fermented sugar cane and its syrupy by-product, molasses. The rum is aged in casks of various materials which determine its final color.

Light rum (also called silver or white) is fermented in steel and filtered and has a clear color and a light, slightly sweet taste. Gold or amber rums are aged in oak, which produces a more caramel color and richer, more pronounced flavor. Rich, caramel dark rum is made by aging clear rum in charred oak casks, giving it a deep brown color and a full flavor. Note that spiced rum, which is flavored with spices and (often) caramel, does not qualify as dark rum.
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There was no way I wasn't going to google this

Rum is a liquor made from both fermented sugar cane and its syrupy by-product, molasses. The rum is aged in casks of various materials which determine its final color.

Light rum (also called silver or white) is fermented in steel and filtered and has a clear color and a light, slightly sweet taste. Gold or amber rums are aged in oak, which produces a more caramel color and richer, more pronounced flavor. Rich, caramel dark rum is made by aging clear rum in charred oak casks, giving it a deep brown color and a full flavor. Note that spiced rum, which is flavored with spices and (often) caramel, does not qualify as dark rum.
I think all liquor is distilled clear,even Jack Danials...DVC
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I recall being admonished to not spill kool aid or soda around the house. If I did, it was necessary to clean it up right away. If I didn't, it would draw ants. For quite awhile, I was burning with curiosity on how inanimate liquid could "draw" ants and then make them live. None my experiments to find out ever worked.
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Not a misconception . A few years back my son sees a inflatable with a man yanking away at the engine.. We row past him with our Nissan not running mounted on transom.in a unrestrained voice he says Dad that guy has a damn Nissan too.
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Re: Very Funny Misconceptions ...

I remember when I was about 4 or 5 years old and someone referred to an old oil drum out back as an "Esso drum". (Esso oil is the Canadian subsidiary of Exxon). I didn't understand why they were calling it only an S-O drum because it clearly said E-S-S-O on it.
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