Proverbs as re-written by 5 year olds

Anna Kilcooley -
Proverbs as re-written by 5 year olds

We’re fans of a good proverb or saying to get you through the day here at BTP. Our HR director Kate is known for getting her favourite aphorisms a little mixed up and back to front sometimes, so as a nod to her unintentional status as a comedian, we just had to share this with you….

A school teacher gave her 5-7 year old pupils the first half of some commonly used proverbs and asked them to complete each one. While you’d expect some hilarious answers, there’s also some pretty insightful stuff here…

1 Don’t change horses until they stop running
2 Strike while the bug is close
3 It’s always darkest before Daylight Saving Time
4 Never underestimate the power of termites
5 You can lead a horse to water but how?
6 Don’t bite the hand that looks dirty
7 No news is impossible
8 A miss is as good as a Mr
9 You can’t teach an old dog new math
10 If you lie down with dogs you’ll stink in the morning
11 Love all, trust me
12 The pen is mightier than the pigs
13 An idle mind is the best way to relax
14 Where there’s smoke there’s pollution
15 Happy the bride who gets all the presents
16 A penny saved is not much
17 Two’s company, three’s the musketeers
18 Don’t put off till tomorrow what you put on to go to bed
19 Laugh and the whole world laughs
with you, cry and
you have to blow your nose
20 There are none so blind as Stevie Wonder
21 Children should be seen and not spanked or grounded
22 If at first you don’t succeed get new batteries
23 You get out of something only what you see in the picture on the box
24 When the blind lead the blind get out of the way
25 A bird in the hand is going to poop on you
26 better late than pregnant

So what do you reckon? We reckon there’s a case for replacing a few of the originals with these. Let us know what you think or come up with your own over on Twitter.