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What Was Something You Thought Was Normal Growing Up, But Later Found Out Was Strange?

We all had some strange habits growing up.

As a kid, it can be hard to tell the difference between something everyone does and something that's just a quirky family habit/tradition.

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Take for instance this story from Reddit user LearnedButt, who discovered that his bathroom habits were a little… unique.

I'd recommend reading the whole thing, but tl;dr: A man asked his friend if he could borrow his "poop knife", not knowing that most people didn't grow up using a "poop knife".

Maybe you had an eating habit that you thought everyone else also took part in.

growing up i always put chocolate syrup on my cereal and i honestly thought it was normal and everyone did that until i got to college

Or perhaps your family had a phrase that you assumed was in common usage.

growing up, my mom would jokingly describe food as "testy and malicious," bc it sounds like "tasty and delicious." I thought this was normal

Tell us something that you thought was normal while growing up, but realised later on in life that it completely wasn't and you could be featured in a future BuzzFeed Community post or video!