Monday, October 8, 2012

What Kids Hear Funny

** The Rosary **

From Groton, MA:
My mother spent her early childhood saying, "Hail Mary, full of grapes."

** Pledge of Allegiance **

Covina, CA:
I recall reading something years ago about the Pledge of Allegiance. Some child thought it began, "I led the pigeons to the flag."

Cleveland, OH:
When I was little, I often wondered who Richard Stands was. You know: "I pledge allegiance to the flag ... and to the republic for Richard Stands."

** Hymns **

Schenectady, NY:
I once knew a child whose favorite Sunday school song was "Gladly, the Cross-Eyed Bear."

Lake Forest Park, WA:
When I was a little girl, we sang a song in Sunday school about Noah. Part of the chorus was "And the rains came down, and the floods came up." We lived next door to a couple of charming little girls who always sang this song while playing in their garden. Their words were, "And the rains came down, and the spuds came up."

** The Creed **

Tampa, FL:
When my husband was 6 years old, he thought the creed said:
"He suffered under a bunch of violets."
The real words are "under Pontius Pilate," but at that age, he didn't know better.

** The Lord's Prayer **

From San Francisco:
When I was a child, I learned this prayer as "Our Father, who are in Heaven, Howard be thy name." I always thought that was God's real name.

Missoula, MT:
My son, who is in nursery school, said, "Our Father, who art in Heaven, how didja know my name?"

Uniontown, OH:
I remember thinking this prayer was "Give us this day our jelly bread."

Grand Junction, CO:
When I was younger, I believed the line was "Lead a snot into temptation." I thought I was praying for my little sister to get into trouble.

[forwarded by Gretchen Patti]


My wife wanted me to start taking cod liver oil for my health, but I thought there was something fishy about the whole idea.


Yeah, you can send this Funny to anybody you want. And, if you're REAL nice, you'll tell them where you got it!


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