What Were YOUR Erroneous Childhood Beliefs?

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Isn't that just a way of not getting dizzy? Spin around ten times in one direction, you'll get dizzy, but immediately after do the same in the other direction and your inner ear rights itself and cancels out the dizziness.
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Isn't that just a way of not getting dizzy? Spin around ten times in one direction, you'll get dizzy, but immediately after do the same in the other direction and your inner ear rights itself and cancels out the dizziness.
This is exactly the psychological effect of the carpet pattern in every Wetherspoons Pub. The carpet also has the property of sucking all interesting atmosphere out of the room and dissipating it into the skirting baoards.
 

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This is exactly the psychological effect of the carpet pattern in every Wetherspoons Pub. The carpet also has the property of sucking all interesting atmosphere out of the room and dissipating it into the skirting baoards.
I know I'm not alone in finding Wetherspoons' carpets interesting (I know this because there's a website dedicated to them!). They're all different, so I understand...
 

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Have a couple...

Every now and again my mum and dad used to go 'boating' on 'boating day'. I was gutted that I was never invited to go 'boating' with them.

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That there was a specialist day centre for blind Italians in town called the 'Venetian Blind Centre'.

Enjoy ;0)
 

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Tripe LOOKED interesting.
Lancashire tripe in a sealed plastic pouch on the discount shelf (83p) at Morrison's today.
Still looks interesting. But not something you would bother the kids with. Unless you go with the 'shark's spleen' ruse I 'spose.
 

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Lancashire tripe in a sealed plastic pouch on the discount shelf (83p) at Morrison's today.
I think that is what I tried a few years ago, after many years of tripe-avoidance.

I was brought up to believe cold tripe with vinegar, pepper and brown bread and butter was perfectly normal.

I knew the difference between thick seam and honeycomb. Textural, entirely, as it had very little flavour. Hence the vinegar and pepper.

I cooked the Morrison's version and did not like it. :yellowc:
 

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Lancashire tripe in a sealed plastic pouch on the discount shelf (83p) at Morrison's today.
Still looks interesting. But not something you would bother the kids with. Unless you go with the 'shark's spleen' ruse I 'spose.
We had a dog, Rocky, who loved tripe beyond all reason. On a friend's advice I fed him 'prepared' tripe from the butcher when he was a pup to build him up. Then we discovered dried tripe stick treats, which Rocky'd chew to a sticky, indescribably stinky pulp.

Aaaah, what I'd give now to get out of bed in the wee small hours and step on one of those soggy messes in my bare feet.
 

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Hmmm.....don't think I had any other than the usual Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus things.
 

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We had a dog, Rocky, who loved tripe beyond all reason. On a friend's advice I fed him 'prepared' tripe from the butcher when he was a pup to build him up. Then we discovered dried tripe stick treats, which Rocky'd chew to a sticky, indescribably stinky pulp.

Aaaah, what I'd give now to get out of bed in the wee small hours and step on one of those soggy messes in my bare feet.
Dogs will eat practically anything animal related though. My mum liked tripe & cooked [boiled] it sometimes. The smell wasn't encouraging & it looked revolting. Nothing would convince me to try it to this day.
 

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Hmmm.....don't think I had any other than the usual Easter Bunny, Tooth Fairy, and Santa Claus things.
:lolling:

However, this was no exciting childhood treat. The clue is the term 'wee small hours'. :omr:
 

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Those scare quotes around "prepared" look, well, scary. Was there a particularly esoteric procedure involved in the preparation?
Yup, well, the correct term is dressed tripe; prepared by the butcher for human consumption so it's white and doesn't stink.
The tripe stick snacks were rolled-up lengths of dried undressed tripe. They smelled repellant enough fresh but the application of dog-slobber enhanced the odour to the power of ten.

A farmer friend used to have the cow stomachs sent back from the slaughterhouse. She'd cut them open, hang them up in the farmyard and hose them clean of half-digested grass, then slice them up to feed raw to her dogs. World's freshest tripe! They WOLFED it down.
 

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Dogs will eat practically anything animal related though.
True. I'd sometimes boil up fresh chopped offal for them. A big pan of it'd last a few days.

They loved it but it made them fart horrendously. As I've surely mentioned, one night they filled my bedroom with such a stink I began dreaming I'd fallen into an open sewer and was drowning in foul effluent.
 

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True. I'd sometimes boil up fresh chopped offal for them. A big pan of it'd last a few days.

They loved it but it made them fart horrendously. As I've surely mentioned, one night they filled my bedroom with such a stink I began dreaming I'd fallen into an open sewer and was drowning in foul effluent.
Chuck a few mints in with the offal.
 

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Tripe, soups especially, are touted as hangover cures, all over the world. I don't understand why something smelly and nauseating would soothe morning-after nausea
 

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Tripe, soups especially, are touted as hangover cures, all over the world. I don't understand why something smelly and nauseating would soothe morning-after nausea
Correctly-prepared - dressed, in fact - tripe isn't nauseating in itself. Freshly-extracted cow stomachs cut open and hanging on nails in the farmyard being hosed clean of green slime, on the other hand; well, that might help things along a bit.
 

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Correctly-prepared - dressed, in fact - tripe isn't nauseating in itself. Freshly-extracted cow stomachs cut open and hanging on nails in the farmyard being hosed clean of green slime, on the other hand; well, that might help things along a bit.
My father used to love it. Tripe & Drisheen is a Cork delicacy still appreciated by older people.
 

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'If you don't eat your crusts, your won't grow curly'.
 

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I never questioned this and wouldn't come out from under the sheets...

 

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Can't remember if I put this on another thread, but I remember that we were told that our local Manor House had a tunnel connected to the Tower of London, also that an over grown house was haunted. Seen the house recently and it looks nice and has been extended.
 
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