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Old 27-01-2012, 06:41   #1
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Talking Very Funny Misconceptions ...

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
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Old 27-01-2012, 07:37   #2
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Re: Very Funny misconceptions...

As I child in church we would recite The Lord's Prayer..

The line :Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

For years I thought surely, goodness, and mercy were three women following the Lord around and with any luck ME..

How old is that girl??
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As I child in church we would recite The Lord's Prayer..

The line :Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

For years I thought surely, goodness, and mercy were three women following the Lord around and with any luck ME..

How old is that girl??
Perhaps Psalm 23??
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Old 27-01-2012, 07:57   #4
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Re: Very Funny misconceptions...

My Grandmother told me that if I put salt on a bnirds tail it would not be able to fly. I spent many happy hours trying to accomplish this as the adults were left in peace- clever Grandma. I think I was about fifteen before I figured it out!
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OK, I do remember thinking (pre-school) that when the waves were coming towards the beach it meant the tide was coming in and they must break away from the beach when the tide was going out. No one told me this, I just worked out that must be how the tides came in and out.

Only problem was that I could not work out why the tide always coming in every time I went to the beach, I thought surely I must get there sometimes when the tide was falling but I never did see any waves breaking towards the sea.

After awhile I knew that I had to assume that my theory was wrong somewhere.

Then a bit later, I tried to make my transceiver radio receiver work as a transmitter by putting the batteries in back to front. Maybe 8 or 9 by then. When it didn't work, I suspect I hadn't tuned carefully enough so I very slowly swept the band with my mates receiver. In the end, I gave up and thought it was another dumb theory because if it had been so easy, everyone would already be doing it. But I had to try!

Makes me wonder now how I ever found enough smarts to get a job
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Old 27-01-2012, 08:23   #6
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Re: Very Funny misconceptions...

As a pre-school aged left hander, I figured if right handers wrote left-to-right. Then left handers must write right-to-left and backwards.

So I taught myself to write right-to-left and backwards.

I still remember my mother freaking out about it. I think she thought I was a devil child or something. Come to think of it, she thought that when I was 14 as well.
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My elder brother used to attend a Boarding school over on the UK mainland.

So every term he (and my Father) used to fly over, and invariably we would all go to the Airport to wave them off and see the plane take off from the rooftop viewing area (that kinda dates this ).

I thought England was somewhere up from Jersey ......I still recall one time sitting in the back garden and looking up and wondering if the clouds were potholes in the roads "Up" in England (no idea where that came from ).

I may have been confusing England with Heaven .
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Here is a question I received from my more than 60 year old sister in law this week:

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How do you have all of these photos in files on the BOAT with you??!!?? You're amazing!
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Re: Very Funny misconceptions...

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.
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When I got married my niece was inconsolable. We were going to the moon, never to return.
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I thought England was somewhere up from Jersey ......I still recall one time sitting in the back garden and looking up and wondering if the clouds were potholes in the roads "Up" in England (no idea where that came from ).
I tell people that there is no heaven because I have flown on the other side of the clouds and checked. Am I creating future misconceptions?

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I tell people that there is no heaven because I have flown on the other side of the clouds and checked. Am I creating future misconceptions?

Nice avatar DOJ - best one yet. Much better than the guy with the beard

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Perhaps Psalm 23??
Yea that's the one thanks for the correction!!
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Re: Very Funny Misconceptions ...

A very common one came from my grand-son at age telling his dad that mum doesn't need him to go to work to earn money because she just goes to the sheen in the wall for it......
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Re: Very Funny Misconceptions ...

I once had a misconception that Rocna built quality anchors.

I also once had a misconception that all Italian sailors were good captains.
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