Friday, February 29, 2008

Silly e-mail

From a forwarded e-mail- it struck me as funny, not just because of the children's classic responses, but also because sentence completion tests are often used in various psychometric instruments, so the format is one that is quite familiar to me.

For example,

If you can't handle the truth.......
don't let children complete the sentences.

A 1st grade school teacher had twenty-six students in her class. She presented each child in her classroom the 1st 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, keep in mind that these are first-graders, 6-year-olds, because the last one is a 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


5. You can lead a horse to water but


6. Don't bite the hand that

looks dirty.

7. No news is


8. A miss is as good as a


9. You can't teach an old dog new


10. If you lie down with dogs, you'll

stink in the morning.

11. Love all, trust


12. The pen is mightier than the


13. An idle mind is the

best way to relax.

14. Where there's smoke there's


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.

25. A bird in the hand is

going to poop on you.

26. Better late than


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