2 comments on “Misinformation from trusted sources

  1. Always a dangerous thing, feeding children the wrong information. I remember my husband teasing our son and his friend – when they were about seven – that a shark had been spotted in shallow water off West Wittering beach. Several years later, when the boys were teenagers, the friend was still convinced that sharks were frequent visitors to this particular part of the Sussex coastline and consequently would not go in the water!

    • Thats a pretty safe one though, if it makes it through the next generation then it becomes folklore and therefore totally acceptable. It’s far better than the creeping dumbing down of the world, I often wonder if this is the next generation of Engineers and inventors until Mum explains it and they think “if it’s that easy why bother”.

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