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Midgard_Dragon
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Got this gem in my inbox from a friend. Even though it's kind of funny, the premise seems highly unlikely to me. Here's the email in it's entirety -

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A first grade teacher had twenty five students in
her class and she presented each child in her
class
the first half of a well known proverb and asked
them to come up with the remainder of the proverb.
It's hard to believe these were actually done by
first graders. Their insight may surprise you.
While reading these keep in mind that these are
first graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is
classic!
1. Don't change horses..........................until they stop running.
2. Strike while the........................................bug is close.
3. It's always darkest before.....................Daylight Saving Time.
4. Never underestimate the power of ....... termites.
5. You can lead a horse to water but ......... how?
6. Don't bite the hand that ...................... looks dirty.
7. No news is ..........................impossible
8. A miss is as good as a .............................. Mr.
9. You can't teach an old dog new ............ math.
10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ........... stink in the
morning.
11. Love all, trust ..................................... me.
12. The pen is mightier than the .................. pigs.
13. An idle mind is...............................the best way to relax.
14. Where there's smoke there's ................. pollution.
15. Happy the bride who.........................gets all the presents.
16. A penny saved is ................................. not much.
17. Two's company, three's .................... the Musketeers.
18. Don't put off till tomorrow what ....... you put on to go to bed.
19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ................you have to blow your nose.
20. There are none so blind as .................. Stevie Wonder.
21. Children should be seen and not ........... spanked or grounded.
22. If at first you don't succeed .................... get new batteries.
23. You get out of something only what you ........ see in the picture on the box.
24. When the blind
lead the blind ................ get out of the way.

And the WINNER and last one!


25. Better late than ..................................pregnant

So, anyone know if this email has been circulated as anything else? And if the premise that it was written by children is true/false? My obvious assumption is that someone just wrote some mildly humorous tidbits and then decided to try and make it funnier by claiming it was written by kids.

(chow me if necessary, I searched the ULRP as well as the forums)

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Troberg
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It might have been older students. I can imagine these popping up in a class of 15-18 year olds, but I doubt 8 year olds would come up with them.

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Don Enrico
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I can imagine this being compiled from the anwsers from several classes of 6-year-olds (may over some years), but not as the 25 anwsers of 25 kids in one class. Older kids would probably know the proverbs and not make up endings of their own.

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17. Two's company, three's .................... the Musketeers.

made me laugh out loudly!

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Troberg
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Don't count on it, I've seen some pretty horrifyingly stupid 18 year old students. If the teacher did this test on five separate classes, I would be surprised if something like this did not come up.

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Page Three
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Hm. This sounds suspiciously like a few answers from a game in I'm sorry I haven't a clue. Some of them just seem too deliberate, and a few sounded familiar too (but it might just be the style playing tricks with my memory).

Edit: Here's a link to some examples of answers from the game.

Page "A fool and his money are... welcome at Lloyds" Three

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Mickey Blue
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Well, first off, and I'm not clear from waht was written, but if this was actually a test of coming up with the actual latter half I don't buy it, they are all too clever to be 'mistakes'.

That out of the way, I don't believe these are from six year olds, too many of them include concepts or phrases I just don't picture six year olds knowing, for example:

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5. Better late than ..................................pregnant
Additionally, as others have said, at best these are hand-picked out of many answers, sort of like "Jaywalking", even if you told all 25 to come up with funny answers they would not all be this clever..

And with that in mind, most of them simply seem to clever, not to say six year olds can't be clever, but I just don't see them coming up with alot of these, they just seem to perfect an answer and some involve pop culture or celebrities I don't picture six year olds knowing, or at least not knowing well enough to draw upon when trying to make a joke.

Oh well, some are funny though, a good change from most of teh "look what teh children wrote!" I definitly expected this to be anohter god-style post.

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jessboo
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On a bit of a tangent- I keep getting spam with a load of proverbs at the bottom (makes a change from Harry Potter passages), and the other day I got one with "You can lead a horse to water but ......... how?" in it. Which confused me...but now it makes more sense! How nice that spammers get crap in their inboxes too.

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Squishy0405
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I'm going to go through and see how many I actually know... [Cool]

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UrbanReindeer
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My daughter's preschool class did something like this. Some of them do seem a bit too sly to be actual children's responses, but I've seen what my daughter and her class mates wrote back then and they are pretty funny.

I was going to share some with you, but I just dug out the preschool yearbook and it's not in there. :S

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Ink Rose
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My fav actually answers from tests:
Name the four seasons:
Salt, pepper, ketchup and mustard.

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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quote:
Originally posted by Ink Rose:
My fav actually answers from tests:
Name the four seasons:
Salt, pepper, ketchup and mustard.

This was a test answer you saw, then?

Seaboe

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Ink Rose
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Actually it was from a lecture on the test itself given for employees. My mom had to go and she brought back the hand outs. [Big Grin]

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Seaboe Muffinchucker
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Oh. I wondered, you see, because everybody knows the Four Seasons are Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi.

[Big Grin] [Big Grin]

Seaboe

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Ink Rose
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O_O Funnily enough that's what my dad said. >_< He's the only fan in the family so... [Big Grin]

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