A mother brought her child to school to register him. However, the child was only five and the age required was six.
“I think,” the mother said to the principal, “that he can pass the six-year-old test.”
“We’ll see,” replied the principal. Then to the child, the principal said, “Son, just say a few words that come to your mind.”
“Do you want logically connected sentences,” asked the child, “or purely irrelevant words?”
A small boy stood in front of the shoemaker’s store watching the man at work.
“What do you fix shoes with, Mister?” he asked.
“Hide,” replied the shoemaker.
“What?” asked the boy.
“I said hide,” replied the shoemaker impatiently.
“What for?” the boy asked.
“Hide! The cow’s outside,” the man said.
“I don’t care if it is, I’m not afraid of a cow,” the young boy replied.
Hal was home from college for the holidays. He said to his little sister, Sue, ”Would you like me to read you a narrative?”
”What is a narrative?” Sue asked.
”A narrative is a tale,” Hal told her.
That night when Sue went to bed, Hal asked, ”Should I extinguish the light, Sue?”
Sue asked, “What does extinguish mean?”
“Extinguish means to put out,” Hal explained.
The next day they were at dinner when their dog made a nuisance of himself.
”Hal,” Sue said, ”would you take the dog by the narrative and extinguish him?”
Two young children stood in front of a mummy case in the museum. On the bottom of the mummy case they noticed ”1286 B.C.”.
”What does that number mean?” asked the first one.
The second one thought a moment and said, ”That must be the license plate of the car that hit him.”