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 thoughts on “Little Johnny”
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 🙂
Me too, and I remember doing this very thing in school. 🙂
Good one. For some reason I was expecting Johnny's dad to be a gynecologist LOL
Yes, there is that. I'll bet Johnny could spell it too. 🙂
Now that is a good one. Sandee, you and Zane have a really nice day.
You too Marg. 🙂
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.
I don't think the teacher would go for that spelling. 🙂
Little Johnny's future seems to be pretty much set. Have a great weekend.
Yes, Little Johnny is what he is and that's not going to change. 🙂
That is funny.
That's Little Johnny for you. 🙂
Ha ha, didn't expected it to be "bookie"!
There are so many variations to Little Johnny jokes. 🙂
Who doesn't like Little Johnny?
He's my kind of kid Joe. 🙂
A chip off the old block for sure! Haha.
Have a great weekend.
Big hugs, honey…
Yes he is honey, yes he is. 🙂
Oh, too cute. Poor little thing.
Yep, it's tough at times. 🙂
tee hee! I bet that took the teacher by surprise! Have a super day- hope Zane is feeling better every day!
Zane is doing much better today. He's behaving very well too. 🙂
The joke lost me when it said that a banker would give away money.
I'm sure it wasn't his money. Probably the banks money. 🙂
Johnny at his usual…
Have a great day!
Yes, Johnny is his usual. We don't want to be disappointed. 🙂
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
Little Johnny and his family are priceless. 🙂
Electrician is a hard one. And it sounds like that last student has the concept of bookie down pretty good!! 🙂
If it's bad Little Johnny has it down. 🙂
Now that's funny! Found you through the A to Z challenge, although I failed miserably : ) Keep 'em laughing!
Nice to meet you Deb. You're a runny lady. 🙂
Heeheehee! What a smart kid!
Little Johnny is Little Johnny. 🙂
Cute! It's important to know how to spell your parents' occupations, I guess!
Well, apparently it is in this class. 🙂
What a good one!!! LOL! 🙂
I have always loved Little Johnny jokes. 🙂
Oh, little Johnny is so wise. 😀
So wise and so naughty. 🙂
Haha smart kid! I think he is going to go far in life 🙂
Little Johnny will go far in life. 🙂
Tough spelling assignment!
Yep, very tough. 🙂
I guess we know where Johnny's career path will lead him.
Yes we do know. It's as plain as day. 🙂