Getting Down

Bob Levi sent this short groaner.

Children were called upon in a classroom to make sentences with words chosen by the teacher. The teacher smiled when Jack, a slow learner, raised his hand to participate during the challenge of making a sentence with the words “Defeat,” “Defense,” “Deduct,” and “Detail.”

Jack stood thinking for a while, all eyes focused on him while his classmates awaited his reply. Smiling, he then proudly shouted out, “Defeat of deduct went over defense before detail.”

Chris Cole added the observation:

My dad was fond of telling me (repeatedly!) of a little ditty he learned as a child, regarding a teacher asking a student to construct a sentence using the words “delight” and “depot”.

The student stood, up cleared his throat, and loudly recited, “I turn on de light when I go to de pot!”

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