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#1 Old 06-03-2005, 11:04 PM
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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.



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
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completely cute!
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15. Happy the bride who.........................gets all the presents.

16. A penny saved is ................................. not much.



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5. You can lead a horse to water but ......... how?

24. When the blind lead the blind .................. get out of the way.



! Oh man... This is great.



Thats so amazing, I would have never thought those were written by 1st graders! I think I found my new signature!
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I'm pretty sure a lot of those weren't written by first graders, but they are really unny nonetheless!
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These are great!
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This reminds me of a worksheet we did in my Advanced Placement English class... old sayings were rewritten using different (IE, bigger) words, and we had to translate them back to the original. I got all but two of them, and I was the only one who had heard of "spare the rod, spoil the child"



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



I love that!
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I like how these actually preserve the original meaning of the maxims.

19. Laugh and the whole world laughs with you, cry and ........you have to blow your nose.

10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ........ stink in the morning.



Different meaning, but a good sayings!:

12. The pen is mightier than the ................... pigs.

13. An idle mind is...............................the best way to relax.



The funniest (and truest!)

15. Happy the bride who.........................gets all the presents.

24. When the blind lead the blind .................. get out of the way.



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



World wise kid:

23. You get out of something only what you ........ see in the picture on the box.



Some of these I have to admit, I'm not sure what the original was:

4, 8, 11, 15, 20, and 24. Anyone know?
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4. Never underestimate the power of a woman. (I think, originated during the women's suffrage movement)

8. A miss is as good as a mile.

11. Love all, trust few. (shakespeare)

15. ?

20. There are none so blind as those who would not see. (biblical)

24. When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. (biblical)
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Some of these I have to admit, I'm not sure what the original was:

4, 8, 11, 15, 20, and 24. Anyone know?



You can find many of the originals here.



http://www.niehs.nih.gov/kids/proverbstx.htm





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Never underestimate the power of... termites.

The original proverb: Never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.

And you also frequently hear: Never underestimate the power of a woman.



8. The original proverb: A miss is as good as a mile.

11. The original proverb: Love all, trust few, do wrong to none. (Shakespeare)

15. The original proverb: Happy the bride who the sun shines on.

20. There are none so blind as those who will not see.

http://www.phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b...ages/1614.html

24. When the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch

"Can the blind lead the blind? Shall they not both fall into the ditch?" (Lk.

6:39).
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10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll ........ stink in the morning.

BEST ONE!!!!! Hahaha...those were great! "Better late than pregnant" comes in at a close second, however.

"you know, nowhere in the bible does it say that jesus was not a raptor"


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