First-grader-created proverbs... pretty funny

This list claims to be the work of first-graders, whose teacher gave them the first halves of common proverbs and had them come up with an appropriate second half. The only thing that makes me a little suspicious is that some of the proverbs seem worded a bit differently than I’ve always known them, almost as if they were tailor-made to fit the new ending. Then again, it’s no secret I’m getting cynical after so long here in TimbukTaipeiCounty…and six year of the Bush administration hasn’t helped either! Anyway, enough foreplay – here they are:

[quote]Out of the Mouths of Babes

A first grade teacher collected well-known proverbs. She gave each child in her class the first half of a proverb, and had them come up with the rest. Their insight may surprise you…

[b]Better to be safe than …Punch a 5th grader.

Strike while the…Bug is close.

It’s always darkest before…Daylight Savings time.

Never underestimate the power of…Termites.

You can lead a horse to water but …how?

Don’t bite the hand that …looks dirty.

No news is…impossible.

A miss is as good as a …Mr.

You can’t teach an old dog new…math.

If you lie down with dogs, you…stink in the morning.

Love all, trust …me.

The pen is mightier than the…pigs.

An idle mind is…the best way to relax

Where there’s smoke there’s …Pollution.

Happy the bride who…gets all the presents.

A penny saved is…not much

Two’s company, three’s…the Musketeers.

Don’t put off till tomorrow what…you put on to go to bed.

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

None are so blind as…Helen Keller.

Children should be seen and not…spanked or grounded.

If at first you don’t succeed…get new batteries.

You get out of something what you…see pictured on the box

When the blind leadeth the blind…get out of the way.[/b][/quote]

I love it…kids have brilliant minds, far less inundated with the crap that adults have managed to collect. Logic is simply replaced with unabashed creativity and intuition.

Its why I think growing up is completely over-rated.