Today’s Word: misconception

October 17, 2017 =========

☆  misconception  誤解


A misconception is an idea that is not correct. A stereotype could definitely lead to a misconception about someone, right? For example, during the boom in Japan, the stereotype of Japanese people tended to be busy men in black suits, with cameras! That’s a definite misconception, right? 

I used to hold the misconception that all Americans were loud and pushy, but in fact, the many Americans that I met in Japan, and even in Australia were not like this. Obviously, there are many Americans who are like this, but the important thing is that not every single American is that way, it’s just a common misconception!

Have you ever held a misconception about someone or some other culture, that you later decided it was false?