As I’ve gotten older, I’ve discovered that you think things are a certain way as a child and learn that they are quite the opposite as you get older. Here are some things I’ve been completely wrong about:
- I didn’t realize I was spelling the word ‘different’ (I spelled it ‘diffrent’. Classy, I know.)incorrectly until my senior year in high school (which just goes to show you how messed up the public education system is if none of my english teachers pointed this out). I also discovered I have pronounced the words ‘jaguar’ (I say ‘jag-guire’) and ‘Yahoo.com’ (I say ‘yeahhoo’) incorrectly. However, I still say them incorrectly due to my stubborness and love for Texas accents.
- For years I thought the GoGos were singing “I’m a s-seal!” instead of “Our lips are sealed”. Consequently, my mind was blown.
- I thought Oprah was white until 4th grade. I was very confused when my teacher assigned her to me as my Black History Month project. In my defense, she has very light skin.
- I had a personal vendetta against The Beatles because I thought they were posers who just copied the Monkees. Turns out it was the other way around. After being forced to watch ‘The Yellow Submarine’, the Beatles quickly became my all-time favorite band. (Though I still love the Monkees)
- I was a hard-core goodie-two-shoes growing up and had not allowed myself to watch Boy Meets World because I thought it was too inappropriate for my age group. Fast forward 10 years: Last summer I woke up at 6 a.m. for my internship and watched an episode every week day. I can’t believe I deprived myself from years of good, solid advice from Mr. Feeny!
Also, as much as I love this Harry Potter, I can’t help but see some similarities:
Tapanga = Hermione
Feeny = Dumbledore minus the whole he dies part
Cory = Ron
Eric = both the Weasley twins combined
Shawn = Harry. He’s basically an orphan, mooches off Cory’s family, and is highly sensitive/emotional.
And apparently, I’m not the only one who sees this: