Esbjorn Doing his Homework by Carl Larrson
[I love that tongue-in-cheek title. Is Esbjorn doing his homework?]
Whether this actually happened or not I can’t say for sure. This is one of those things that was circulating on the internet back in the days before we had Facebook and didn’t know we needed it.
A teacher gave her fourth-grade students the beginning of a list of famous sayings and asked them to provide original endings for each one. Here are some examples of what they submitted:
The grass is always greener ---- when you leave the sprinkler on.
A bird in the hand ---- is a real mess.
No news is ---- no newspaper.
It's always darkest just before ---- I open my eyes.
You have nothing to fear but ---- homework.
If you can't stand the heat,---- don't start the fireplace.
Never put off 'til tomorrow ---- what you should have done yesterday.
A penny saved is ---- nothing in the real world.
The squeaking wheel gets ---- annoying.
To err is human. ---- To eat a muskrat is not.
I think, therefore ---- I get a headache.
Better to light a candle than ---- to light an explosive.
It's always darkest before ---- 9:30 p.m.
Early to bed and early to rise ---- is first in the bathroom.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a ---- blister.
There is nothing new under the--- bed.
The grass is always greener ---- when you put manure on it.
Don't count your chickens -- it takes too long.
Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and ---- someone yells, "Shut up!"