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Real Talk: Mandella Effect and BerenSTEIN bears
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MacNNFamous
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Feb 3, 2022, 02:35 PM
 
Background, I was a gifted and talented kid. I started reading earlier than other kids, and moved onto adult books when I was still quite young... but I have a few memories of learning to read, here's my story:

When I was a kid, I LOVED halloween, anything spooky/creepy/crawly, and one of my favorite books was the BerenSTEIN bears with a spooky old tree. I have a fucking memory of learning to read this book, specifically, because the name BERENSTEIN was 3 syllables/a larger word, and I remembered how to spell it because I liked FrankenSTEIN. So my young brain said "yeah, just remember to spell it like you spell frankenSTEIN".

A few years ago, my mom was emptying her house, moving across country, and I found the book. I already knew that everyone said it was always BerenSTAIN, but here's the thing... they didn't fucking change all of it! Check this out the PRICE LABEL:



THEY FORGOT TO CHANGE THIS! This is direct proof, of my old book from my childhood, that I learned to read on, and it has a fucking EIN on the label.

Why do more people not talk about this?!?!
     
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Feb 3, 2022, 03:59 PM
 
The price sticker is generated by some minimum-wage droid at Shopko, and they entered the name wrong.
     
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Feb 3, 2022, 05:06 PM
 
So I googled this expecting to find some kind of ellis island name change in the family, and apparently this is a common enough thought for tons of google hits?

https://twentytwowords.com/this-pict...rnate-reality/
     
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Feb 3, 2022, 09:59 PM
 
It’s Berenstain. I got to correct people all the time—looks like you weren’t that gifted after all. My kids know the right way and carry on the tradition.
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Feb 3, 2022, 10:47 PM
 
Yeah, it is NOW, but it was NOT then.
     
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Feb 4, 2022, 12:14 AM
 
The goddamn book cover says the name, I can’t help it if you couldn’t read
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Feb 4, 2022, 02:42 PM
 
It changed! It used to be stein!
     
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Feb 4, 2022, 04:41 PM
 
I totally missed that this was an email forward from 1999, my bad
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