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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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John Craven
As a nipper, I always used to get confused when watching John Craven's Newsround when he was talking about gorillas fighting in some unheard of African province. I wondered how difficult it would be to train a gorilla to hold a gun, let alone fire one. It wasn't until years later that I learned what a guerilla was...
(, Thu 19 Jan 2012, 15:46, closed)
Not only that,
but three-armed gorillas!
(, Thu 19 Jan 2012, 23:40, closed)
back in the 90s
Mad magazine did a piece on how children interpret headlines with "gorilla attack over plain of jars" with the resultant massive silver packs advancing over a flat area covered in glass jars.

I guess you had to be there.
(, Fri 20 Jan 2012, 9:31, closed)
Same here!
I'd forgotten all about that until just now!
(, Fri 20 Jan 2012, 18:56, closed)
Same here re: gorillas/guerillas!
I'd forgotten all about that until just now!
(, Fri 20 Jan 2012, 18:57, closed)
Me too
I remember hearing a report on the radio when I was about 6, that gorillas had taken over a radio station in (some African country). That weirded me out for ages until I asked my Mum.
(, Wed 25 Jan 2012, 14:07, closed)

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