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Topic   What took you WAY too long to realize?

MikeyWhoa
Gold Good Trader
(frozen)
31-Jan(#1)
Up until a few years ago, I had somehow convinced myself that the song "Don't You (Forget About Me)"

https://youtu.be/CdqoNKCCt7A

...was performed by David Bowie

Also, that Ray-Ban sunglasses were named that because they ban rays.
DefaultGen
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31-Jan(#2)
Ponies aren't baby horses.

HybridCRoW
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31-Jan(#3)
The chili recipe for my favorite chili dogs in town that are called "Spanish dogs" has ketchup in it... It took me so long to realize because somebody who never had them before when I introduced them to them said it tasted like it had ketchup in it.

It didn't ruin it for me or anything. I just never realized that's what the familiar taste was.
MentalVortex
Silver Good Trader
31-Jan(#4)
Teddy Hart is the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be.
dunno001
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31-Jan(#5)
Truthfully? My sexuality. I remember saying even back in 6th grade that I would never get married. I'm still not, though it is now a legal option. But I didn't know where to even look until I was in college. I jokingly say now that I was cheated out of all the things that come with being gay, since I was so late to the party...

ninesalone
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* 31-Jan(#6)
John Denver isn't country music.
MikeyWhoa
Gold Good Trader
(frozen)
31-Jan(#7)
Country road ≠ Country song
Sam
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31-Jan(#8)
That the Baha Men were never from the baja and it's Baha because they're from the Bahamas

lpeters82
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31-Jan(#9)
When my kids told me about the show "Paw Patrol", I thought it was Papa Troll for the longest time.
Noid
Gold Good Trader
* 31-Jan(#10)
...that, for the most part, I'm not really interested in modern video games.
DiamondDave
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31-Jan(#11)
I should have been saving for retirement. I STILL haven't realized it! Well, I realized it, I'm just not doing anything about it because at this point it's like "Well fudge it, we'll all probably be in Chinese internment camps before I hit 60 anyways"
tonymack21
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1-Feb(#12)
Several things involving women, such as what they really mean when they say and do certain things

Sid_Ceaser
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1-Feb(#13)
Women orgasms are just them peeing all over you.






lpeters82
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1-Feb(#14)
DiamondDave wrote:
> I should have been saving for retirement. I STILL haven't realized it! Well, I
> realized it, I'm just not doing anything about it because at this point it's like
> "Well fudge it, we'll all probably be in Chinese internment camps before I hit 60
> anyways"

My suggestion for motivation, is to work with someone older who is essentially forced to work because they lacked sufficient savings.

PS: Having said that if you are older and need a job, my suggestion is working as a starter at a golf course. Perhaps something seasonally in a temperate climate. The hardest part is carrying clubs from wherever they drop them off to the cart.
ClearSights
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* 1-Feb(#15)
dunno001 wrote:
> Truthfully? My sexuality. I remember saying even back in 6th grade that I would never
> get married. I'm still not, though it is now a legal option. But I didn't know where
> to even look until I was in college. I jokingly say now that I was cheated out of
> all the things that come with being gay, since I was so late to the party...
>
>

Same. I wish I knew I was straight sooner. I could have been plowing so many more chicks instead of dudes
Dustin
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1-Feb(#16)
ClearSights wrote:
> dunno001 wrote:
>> Truthfully? My sexuality. I remember saying even back in 6th grade that I would
> never
>> get married. I'm still not, though it is now a legal option. But I didn't know
> where
>> to even look until I was in college. I jokingly say now that I was cheated out
> of
>> all the things that come with being gay, since I was so late to the party...
>>
>>
>
> Same. I wish I knew I was straight sooner. I could have been plowing so many more
> chicks instead of dudes

You told me I was special! broken heart
Jeffro
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5-Feb(#17)
DefaultGen wrote:
> Ponies aren't baby horses.
>
>

I always thought they were, I think I'm just going to keep thinking that at this point though.
armymedic
Gold Good Trader
5-Feb(#18)
That you're supposed to face away from the toilet when you're sitting down.
Sid_Ceaser
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5-Feb(#19)
BUT THEN YOU CAN'T USE THE BUILT-IN SHELF ON THE BACK!




PizzaTheHutt
Gold Good Trader Has Written 3 Reviews
5-Feb(#20)
I couldn't really think of anything worth posting, but a few minutes ago I learned that Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany and that's kinda blowing my mind right now...

armymedic wrote:
> That you're supposed to face away from the toilet when you're sitting down.

How long were you AC Slatering?
harper
Triple Gold Good Trader
5-Feb(#21)
PizzaTheHutt wrote:
> I couldn't really think of anything worth posting, but a few minutes ago I learned
> that Richard Gere's middle name is Tiffany and that's kinda blowing my mind right
> now...
>

It's probably safe to say that a lot of us learned something new today in reading this comment.
citizen_zane
GameTZ Subscriber Triple Gold Good Trader
5-Feb(#22)
For the longest time, I didn't think that girls farted. Growing up, the only girl in my life was my mom, and as far as I knew, she had never once farted.
Johnny
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6-Feb(#23)
I thought miracle was pronounced Mare-icle.
DiamondDave
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6-Feb(#24)
I pronounced root "rut". After moving south I was told pronouncing root with a "uh" was a northern thing. Imagine my shock when I had to stretch out my O's to pronounce Taproot "properly"
willyum
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6-Feb(#25)
The gas logo on the dashboard tells you what side of the car the gas tank is on.

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CRAZY93NiS
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7-Feb(#26)
YouTube hates smaller channels

theJaw
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7-Feb(#27)
DiamondDave wrote:
> I pronounced root "rut". After moving south I was told pronouncing root with a "uh"
> was a northern thing. Imagine my shock when I had to stretch out my O's to pronounce
> Taproot "properly"

Northern... like Canada? In the Northeast and this is the first time I've ever heard of someone mispronouncing "root" haha

Rutbeer? What?
DiamondDave
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* 7-Feb(#28)
Oddly I said "Root Beer" properly (or at least more properly, but maybe my memory's faulty), but when talking about tree roots or saying "Taproot" for instance, "root" was shortened to "r-uh-t", short u sound. Don't ask me why, lol. Was never corrected until I moved south.

Wasn't quite as north as Canada, though it was only 2-3 hours away, eh
Dashey
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7-Feb(#29)
That BoB is one of the best users here.

CRAZY93NiS
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* 7-Feb(#30)
*Dashey wrote:**
> That BoB is one of the best users here.
>
>
Psssh i've always known
Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
7-Feb(#31)
That some people wipe while sitting. Heathens.
theJaw
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7-Feb(#32)
Demonis wrote:
> That some people wipe while sitting. Heathens.

It's a clean wipe, man. Don't wanna stand up and have my gluteus smash poop between my crack. Saves TP.
Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
7-Feb(#33)
theJaw wrote:
> Demonis wrote:
>> That some people wipe while sitting. Heathens.
>
> It's a clean wipe, man. Don't wanna stand up and have my gluteus smash poop between
> my crack. Saves TP.

I'd rather butt-smoosh my own poo all day over sticking my hand inside a toilet and risk touching ANYTHING at all.
Noid
Gold Good Trader
7-Feb(#34)
Demonis wrote:
> theJaw wrote:
>> Demonis wrote:
> |>> That some people wipe while sitting. Heathens.
>>
>> It's a clean wipe, man. Don't wanna stand up and have my gluteus smash poop between
>> my crack. Saves TP.
>
> I'd rather butt-smoosh my own poo all day over sticking my hand inside a toilet and
> risk touching ANYTHING at all.

Wait...do some people REALLY wipe their ass after standing up off the toilet seat?! So...do y'all just get used to the smell of your own crap throughout the day? 'Cause there ain't NOOO way that's a clean wipe.

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tonymack21
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7-Feb(#35)
you don't stand ALL the way up and smush it, you just lift yourself up enough to keep from reaching into the bowl, kind of a quarter-ish stand depending on arm length and belly size this is an acrobatic feat.

BucketofJustice
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7-Feb(#36)
Nope. I sit while I wipe.

I recently learned that 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia is a cover of the band Ednaswap.
Xena
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7-Feb(#37)
if you're touching anything while sitting down and wiping your ass, you need a potty training refresher course, because you're doing something wrong
theJaw
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* 7-Feb(#38)
Demonis wrote:
>
> I'd rather butt-smoosh my own poo all day over sticking my hand inside a toilet and
> risk touching ANYTHING at all.

It's easy to avoid if you're older than 3, if you mess up there's always soap a mere foot away and if worse comes to worst, it's all your OWN waste in the toilet anyways (I hope).

If you butt-smoosh you're rocking turd lumps until your next shower, possibly longer if you're a particularly hairy person.
Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
8-Feb(#39)
theJaw wrote:
> Demonis wrote:
>>
>> I'd rather butt-smoosh my own poo all day over sticking my hand inside a toilet
> and
>> risk touching ANYTHING at all.
>
> It's easy to avoid if you're older than 3, if you mess up there's always soap a
> mere foot away and if worse comes to worst, it's all your OWN waste in the toilet
> anyways (I hope).
>
> If you butt-smoosh you're rocking turd lumps until your next shower, possibly longer
> if you're a particularly hairy person.

I guess you'd get good enough at it to not touch anything, but I'm too much of a germ freak to consider it. I'm the type that uses a huge ball of TP to wipe because I'm not about to have a finger go through.
tonymack21
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8-Feb(#40)
Demonis wrote:
>

> I guess you'd get good enough at it to not touch anything, but I'm too much of a
> germ freak to consider it. I'm the type that uses a huge ball of TP to wipe because
> I'm not about to have a finger go through.

this


theJaw
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* 8-Feb(#41)
You guys gotta get more confident wih your wiping skills.
Scott
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8-Feb(#42)
It took many people in this thread way too long to realize that when people say they stand to wipe, they don't actually stand all the way up, closing their butt cheeks together.

theJaw
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* 8-Feb(#43)
It took me a long time to realize Scott had insider information on the techniques used by every single person in thread who claimed to stand and wipe.
tonymack21
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8-Feb(#44)
Scott wrote:
> It took many people in this thread way too long to realize that when people say they
> stand to wipe, they don't actually stand all the way up, closing their butt cheeks
> together.
>
>
right this is what I was trying to say, raising up off the pot but not standing all the way up, like a quarter way up

Lunar
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8-Feb(#45)
That Wrestling was fake frown

Scott
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8-Feb(#46)
theJaw wrote:
> It took me a long time to realize Scott had insider information on the techniques
> used by every single person in thread who claimed to stand and wipe.

lol maybe some people do it that way, what do I know?

DiamondDave
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8-Feb(#47)
Lunar wrote:
> That Wrestling was fake frown
>

Wiping your ass while standing up is fake. Be a man, dip your knuckles in the chili bowl, you sissy.
Xena
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9-Feb(#48)
that the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle, little star are the damn damn song
dunno001
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9-Feb(#49)
Xena wrote:
> that the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle, little star are the damn damn song

They are? The scan falls apart later...

Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
9-Feb(#50)
Xena wrote:
> that the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle, little star are the damn damn song

Ha, never noticed this.
tonymack21
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9-Feb(#51)
lol, they are the same, and something else is too.. and i think something else is the same as happy birthday but i cant remember what

Noid
Gold Good Trader
* 9-Feb(#52)
Demonis wrote:
> Xena wrote:
>> that the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle, little star are the damn damn song
>
> Ha, never noticed this.

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Watch "Sesame Street: Twinkle Twinkle" on YouTube
Sam
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9-Feb(#53)
That u put the detergent in first

tonymack21
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9-Feb(#54)
Sam wrote:
> That u put the detergent in first
>
>

ive always done this when i think about it, but sometimes i grab the clothes on my way to the washer and put them in first if ive got an armload. always figured it would get mixed in anyway, but it does make more sense if you think about it to put it in first so it mixes from the bottom?


Jeffro
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9-Feb(#55)
I'm supposed to put the detergent in first? I always evenly distribute it atop my wash.

I've been wearing dirty clothes my entire life.....
harper
Triple Gold Good Trader
9-Feb(#56)
citizen_zane wrote:
> For the longest time, I didn't think that girls farted. Growing up, the only girl
> in my life was my mom, and as far as I knew, she had never once farted.
We don't.
Xena
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9-Feb(#57)
that i wasn't half chicken like i thought throughout my entire childhood. my mom used to tell me i hatched from an egg. it wasn't until sex ed. that i realized what she meant. thanks mom...
Scott
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10-Feb(#58)
Demonis wrote:
> Xena wrote:
>> that the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle, little star are the damn damn song
>
> Ha, never noticed this.

Mary Had a Little Lamb also has the same tune.

willyum
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10-Feb(#59)
BucketofJustice wrote:
> Nope. I sit while I wipe.
>
> I recently learned that 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia is a cover of the band Ednaswap.

I actually prefer the version by Ednaswap. yes
theJaw
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10-Feb(#60)
Scott wrote:
> Demonis wrote:
>> Xena wrote:
> |>> that the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle, little star are the damn damn song
>>
>> Ha, never noticed this.
>
> Mary Had a Little Lamb also has the same tune.
>
>

Little Lamb is the same tune as "London Bridge is Falling Down", not Twinkle Twinkle. Silly tunes.

tonymack21
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10-Feb(#61)
mary had a little lamb and london bridge are the two i was trying to think of before.

Bishop
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10-Feb(#62)
If nachos stick together, it's one nacho.
Scott
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10-Feb(#63)
theJaw wrote:
> Scott wrote:
>> Demonis wrote:
> |>> Xena wrote:
>> |>> that the alphabet song and twinkle twinkle, little star are the damn damn
> song
> |>>
> |>> Ha, never noticed this.
>>
>> Mary Had a Little Lamb also has the same tune.
>>
>>
>
> Little Lamb is the same tune as "London Bridge is Falling Down", not Twinkle Twinkle.
> Silly tunes.

That's funny, I can sing them in my head to the exact same tune.

theJaw
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10-Feb(#64)
That is a terrible song, Scott.
Lunar
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10-Feb(#65)
theJaw wrote:
>
> Little Lamb is the same tune as "London Bridge is Falling Down", not Twinkle Twinkle.
> Silly tunes.
>

Actually, they are not the same, trying singing the lyrics of Mary to London's tunes, not the same.


theJaw
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10-Feb(#66)
I know they're not exactly the same, but when it comes to "similar tunes", Little Lamb and London Bridge are chalk full of melodic similarities. They're constantly compared when this convo comes up haha

Scots
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10-Feb(#67)
Mary Had a Little Lamb and London Brisge is Falling Down aren't at all the same tune.
Lunar
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10-Feb(#68)
London Bridge is Falling Down is the same as A Rig a Jig Jig

BucketofJustice
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10-Feb(#69)
willyum wrote:
> BucketofJustice wrote:
>> Nope. I sit while I wipe.
>>
>> I recently learned that 'Torn' by Natalie Imbruglia is a cover of the band Ednaswap.
>
> I actually prefer the version by Ednaswap. yes
>

I do too. But this song has kind of a messed up history, with Ednaswap letting Danish singer Lis Sorensen (sp?) cover it well ahead of Ednaswap themselves releasing it. And when they did finally release the original, the Natalie Imbruglia version was out here dominating the radio.
theJaw
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10-Feb(#70)
Scots wrote:
> Mary Had a Little Lamb and London Brisge is Falling Down aren't at all the same tune.

The first line is very similar, which is why it's so consistently brought up in this conversation. I said it's not exact, but there's a reason people always mistake it.
theJaw
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10-Feb(#71)
Though, I could be thinking of a different song too.
theJaw
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10-Feb(#72)
I'm thinking of "ba ba blacksheep" which is "twinkle twinkle" after all. Lambs, sheep, whatev.
Bishop
Triple Gold Good Trader
10-Feb(#73)
...that this thread was designed specifically for discussions about children's songs.
Scots
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10-Feb(#74)
I was just pointing out that the two I mentioned are not the same tune, as was stated earlier.
theJaw
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* 10-Feb(#75)
Thanks for taking the time to clarify. Nobody misunderstood your post. yes
Scots
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10-Feb(#76)
Happy to help. We can eradicate false claims one lost at a time.
theJaw
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10-Feb(#77)
I don't know what you're saying.
Scots
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10-Feb(#78)
Haha it's ok.
theJaw
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10-Feb(#79)
Thanks.
Scots
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10-Feb(#80)
No worries. yes

Topic   What took you WAY too long to realize?