who was the first man? 谁是世界上第一个男人
a teacher said to her class:”who was the first man?”
“george washington,” a little boy shouted promptly.
“how do you make out that george washington was the first man?”asked the teacher，smiling indulgently.
“because,” said the little boy, “he was first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen.”
but at this point a larger boy held up his hand. “well,” said the teacher to him, “who do you think was the first man?”
“i don’t know what his name was, ” said the larger boy, “but i know it wasn’t george washington, ma’am, because the history book says george washington married a widow, so, of course, there must have been a man ahead of him.”
one day, a father and his little son were going home. at this age, the boy was interested in all kinds of things and was always asking questions. now, he asked, "what's the meaning of the word 'drunk', dad?" "well, my son," his father replied, "look, there are standing two policemen. if i regard the two policemen as four then i am drunk."
"but, dad," the boy said, " there's only one policeman!"
Two Birds 两只鸟
Teacher: Here are two birds, one is a swallow, the other is sparrow. Now who can tell us which is which?
Student: I cannot point out but I know the answer.
Teacher: Please tell us.
Student: The swallow is beside the sparrow and the sparrow is beside the swallow.