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Ever thought that you could get flushed down the loo? That girls wee out their bottoms? Or that bumming means two men rubbing their bums together? Tell us about your childhood misconceptions. Thanks to Joefish for the suggestion.

(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 15:21)
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In around about 1980 or '81
my Dad took my younger brother and a five-or-six-year-old me to our local woolworths. It was spring and neither of our birthdays and Dad said we could pick one toy each, up to a certain value. I was confused by this - money was always tight at home and new toys only came on christmas or birthdays or by saving up the pocket money I got from my grandparents.

"Dad?" I asked "why am I getting a present now, when it's not christmas or my birthday?"
"Well, son" he said "I thought I'd buy you something now while I can, because I've just been made redundant"
"Does that mean I can have this lego?"
"Yes, son. Yes it does". He explained no further than that.

For the next several years, I believed that 'being made redundant' was a random mini-christmas, when you bought your kids toys, and not something to do with joblessness.
I wished my Dad would get made redundant again. I wanted more lego.

I found the news on tv very confusing. You should be happy, Anna Ford. Those people, they are getting lego!
(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 23:00, closed)
I like this

(, Wed 18 Jan 2012, 23:03, closed)

Love it, the childish bittersweetness.
(, Thu 19 Jan 2012, 8:16, closed)
These are supposed to be funny, damnit!
Not adorable and heartbreaking. *sniff*
(, Thu 19 Jan 2012, 9:27, closed)
Exactly
that's brought me down to earth with a crash
(, Thu 19 Jan 2012, 15:41, closed)

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