Little Johnny’s teacher was starting a lesson on multi-syllable words.
She thought it would be a good idea to ask a few children for examples of words with more than one syllable.
“Jane, do you know any multi-syllable words?”
After thinking for a while, Jane proudly responded, “Monday.”
“Great, Jane, that has two syllables, Mon-day!”
“Does anyone else know any other words?”
“I do, I do, ME ME ME!” answered Little Johnny.
Knowing Little Johnny’s dirtier sense of humor, she chose Steve instead.
“Ok Steve, what’s your word?”
“Saturday,” Steve said.
“Great, that has three syllables.”
Not wanting to be outdone, Little Johnny said, “I know a four-syllable word, choose me!”
Not thinking he could do any harm with such a big word, the teacher reluctantly said, “Okay Johnny, what’s your four-syllable word?”
Little Johnny said proudly, “Mas… tur… ba… tion.”
Shocked, the teacher, trying to keep her composure, said, “Wow, Johnny, four syllables, that’s definitely a mouthful.”
Little Johnny smirked,
“No, Ma’am, you’re thinking of something else, and it’s only two syllables!”