It turns out that kids may say the darndest things, but they think them too. Whether you’re a parent or not, you’ve heard stories – or seen it firsthand – of a kid not understanding what something means and having a hilarious explanation for it instead.
Most kids mispronounce words “spisgetti” for “spaghetti” or say “libary” instead of “library” when they’re younger; we’re not talking about that. We’re talking about them thinking the meaning of a word or how something works is completely different than what it really is.
For example, a child may think the way TVs work is that itsy bitsy people and animals live inside their screens instead of what they actually see, which are images transmitted to receivers over airwaves. Eventually, they find out the truth and the tiny people theory is only talked about as a fond childhood memory.
Jennifer Wright, a book author and magazine writer, was wondering what some of the weirdest things people misunderstood as kids was and asked her Twitter followers to give her some examples. She got over 4,000 responses and the question went viral.
Here are a few of the funniest and mind-blowing ones she received:
Her Original Tweet:
Jennifer offered up her own funny misunderstanding and then the replies started rolling in!
The Original Andy From Toy Story?!
Aside from the fact she had sleep deprivation as a young child, this one is pretty cute.
It’s Like She Was A Child Oracle
Fast forward to the now and smart cars are a thing and self-driving vehicles are on the horizon!