Little Johnny

The teacher announced that to practice spelling, each member of the class would say what their fathers did for a living and then spell the occupation.

Mary went first. ”My Dad is a baker, b-a-k-e-r, and if he were here, he would give everyone a cookie.”

Next came Tommy. ”My dad is a banker, b-a-n-k-e-r, and if he were here, he’d give each of us a quarter.”

Third came Jimmy. ”My dad is an electrician.” But after struggling through a number of attempts to spell the word, the teacher asked him to sit and think about it for a moment while she called on someone else.

She then turned to Johnny. ”My dad’s a bookie, b-o-o-k-i-e,” Johnny said. ”And if he were here, he’d lay you 8 to 5 that Jimmy ain’t never gonna spell electrician.”

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  46 comments for “Little Johnny

  1. April 30, 2016 at 2:59 am

    That's a pretty funny one! If I was one of those kids, I'd want my dad to be a cop as it's easy to spell 🙂

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:21 am

      Me too, and I remember doing this very thing in school. 🙂

  2. Ann
    April 30, 2016 at 3:24 am

    Good one. For some reason I was expecting Johnny's dad to be a gynecologist LOL

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

      Yes, there is that. I'll bet Johnny could spell it too. 🙂

  3. April 30, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Now that is a good one. Sandee, you and Zane have a really nice day.

  4. April 30, 2016 at 6:18 am

    Wow, hey Ann, I'm impressed because all I could remember how to spell gynecologist is gyn. Silly me. Ha,ha,ha.

    Have a wonderful Saturday Sandee, Zane & Ann. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:22 am

      I don't think the teacher would go for that spelling. 🙂

  5. Jan
    April 30, 2016 at 6:31 am

    Little Johnny's future seems to be pretty much set. Have a great weekend.

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Yes, Little Johnny is what he is and that's not going to change. 🙂

  6. April 30, 2016 at 6:58 am

    That is funny.

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

      That's Little Johnny for you. 🙂

  7. April 30, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Ha ha, didn't expected it to be "bookie"!

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

      There are so many variations to Little Johnny jokes. 🙂

  8. April 30, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Who doesn't like Little Johnny?

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:23 am

      He's my kind of kid Joe. 🙂

  9. April 30, 2016 at 8:21 am

    A chip off the old block for sure! Haha.

    Have a great weekend.

    Big hugs, honey…

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Yes he is honey, yes he is. 🙂

  10. April 30, 2016 at 8:52 am

    Oh, too cute. Poor little thing.

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Yep, it's tough at times. 🙂

  11. April 30, 2016 at 9:01 am

    tee hee! I bet that took the teacher by surprise! Have a super day- hope Zane is feeling better every day!

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Zane is doing much better today. He's behaving very well too. 🙂

  12. April 30, 2016 at 9:17 am

    The joke lost me when it said that a banker would give away money.

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:25 am

      I'm sure it wasn't his money. Probably the banks money. 🙂

  13. April 30, 2016 at 9:21 am

    Johnny at his usual…
    Have a great day!

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:28 am

      Yes, Johnny is his usual. We don't want to be disappointed. 🙂

  14. April 30, 2016 at 9:23 am

    LOL I got to admit I would have loved dto have taught Little Johnny although that wouldn't have been possible because I am not a qualified teacher =))

    Have a wagertastic Saturday Sandee :-f

    • April 30, 2016 at 10:29 am

      Little Johnny and his family are priceless. 🙂

  15. April 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Electrician is a hard one. And it sounds like that last student has the concept of bookie down pretty good!! 🙂

    • April 30, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      If it's bad Little Johnny has it down. 🙂

  16. Deb
    April 30, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    Now that's funny! Found you through the A to Z challenge, although I failed miserably : ) Keep 'em laughing!

    • April 30, 2016 at 1:49 pm

      Nice to meet you Deb. You're a runny lady. 🙂

  17. April 30, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Heeheehee! What a smart kid!

    • May 1, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Little Johnny is Little Johnny. 🙂

  18. April 30, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Cute! It's important to know how to spell your parents' occupations, I guess!

    • May 1, 2016 at 6:16 am

      Well, apparently it is in this class. 🙂

  19. April 30, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    What a good one!!! LOL! 🙂

    • May 1, 2016 at 6:16 am

      I have always loved Little Johnny jokes. 🙂

  20. April 30, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Oh, little Johnny is so wise. 😀

    • May 1, 2016 at 6:17 am

      So wise and so naughty. 🙂

  21. May 1, 2016 at 8:41 am

    Haha smart kid! I think he is going to go far in life 🙂

    • May 2, 2016 at 6:23 am

      Little Johnny will go far in life. 🙂

  22. May 2, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Tough spelling assignment!

  23. May 2, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    I guess we know where Johnny's career path will lead him.

    • May 3, 2016 at 7:03 am

      Yes we do know. It's as plain as day. 🙂

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