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'What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K'

'What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K'

A first-grade teacher, Ms Brooks, was having trouble with one of her students.

The teacher asked, 'Harry, what's your problem?'

Harry answered, 'I'm too smart for the 1st grade.
My sister is in the 3rd grade and I'm smarter than she is! I think I should be in the 3rd grade too!'

Ms.. Brooks had enough. She took Harry to the principal's office.

While Harry waited in the outer office, the teacher explained to the principal what the situation was. The principal told Ms. Brooks he would give the boy a test. If he failed to answer any of his questions he was to go back to the 1st grade and behave. She agreed.

Harry was brought in and the conditions were explained to him and he agreed to take the test.

'What is 3 x 3?'


'What is 6 x 6?'


And so it went with every question the principal thought a 3rd grader should know.

The principal looks at Ms. Brooks and tells her, 'I think Harry can go to the 3rd grade'

Ms. Brooks says to the principal, 'Let me ask him some questions..'

The principal and Harry both agreed.

Ms.. Brooks asks, 'What does a cow have four of that I have only two of?'
Harry, after a moment: 'Legs.'

Ms Brooks: 'What is in your pants that you have but I do not have?'
The principal wondered why would she ask such a question!
Harry replied: 'Pockets.'

Ms. Brooks: 'What does a dog do that a man steps into?'

The principal sat forward with his mouth hanging open.

Ms. Brooks: 'What goes in hard and pink then comes out soft and sticky?'

The principal's eyes opened really wide and before he could stop the answer, Harry replied, 'Bubble gum.'

Ms. Brooks: 'What does a man do standing up, a woman does sitting down and a dog does on three legs?'
Harry: 'Shake hands.'

The principal was trembling.

Ms.. Brooks: 'What word starts with an 'F' and ends in 'K' that means a lot of heat and excitement?'
Harry: 'Firetruck.'

The principal breathed a sigh of relief and told the teacher, 'Put Harry in the fifth-grade,
I got the last seven questions wrong...'

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SteveMT's picture

As a child, student Rene' Descartes was a terror in school.

He was totally bored in the classroom. Descartes was having a particularly bad day in math class on one occasion, so the teacher told him to do the following.

Teacher: "Rene', add up all of the numbers from 1 to 100."

The teacher smugly thought: "That should keep Rene' busy for a longtime."

Descartes thought for a moment and said: "I'm done. Answer: 5,050"
(Descartes was the master of mathematical series.)

Teacher: " That's impossible even for you. No way that you could have added up all of those numbers in your head so quickly."

Descartes: "Of course not. Only an idiot would do it that way."

Teacher: "When then how do you get your answer?"

Rene': Start with: 1 + 99 = 100; 2 + 98 = 100; 3 + 97 = 100; and so on.
do that 49 times and you get 4900. Next, add the last number in the series: 100, and 50 in the middle, and you get 5,050.

That'll teach that

Starts with 'b' ends with 'h'.

The New 4 Letter word:


Frick n Frack



SteveMT's picture


We deal with a lot of them in government. Nice list, btw.

Heat and



Guess the principal was in the generation before or after me. :)


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir


'Nuf said.

What do you think? http://consequeries.com/

Well, yes, I guess heat & excitement

could be associated not just with "firetruck" or dancing to music in the genre of "funk" but also "flunk" - if maybe a kid might work himself into a frenzy thinkin' he'd get whupped when he got home. :)

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Under common core

the answer to 'What is 3 x 3?' could be 20 as long as the class comes to consensus.

"Endless money forms the sinews of war." - Cicero, www.freedomshift.blogspot.com


Abbott and Costello seem to be running our school system. The only difference is that they were joking.