Remember the Bill Cosby-hosted show “Kids Say the Darndest Things”? I don’t remember many specifics about it, except that he would ask young kids simple questions and often received funny answers in return – the type of answer only a kid give. The show is long gone, but thanks to the Internet a regurgitated version of this show is available at www.happyplace.com.
This website features a link it calls “Unintentionally inappropriate test responses from children” that gathers just that: answers to test questions that are funny because they are inappropriate, although most often the children giving the answer don’t realize it. Kids say the darndest things, after all. I’d like to share some of them with you.
One test features a photo with two of the three letters of that photo below it. Children are required to fill in the missing letter. For example, a picture of a rat is underscored by r_t, with the correct answer being “a” to make rat. Another picture features a sad face with s_d under it. The child answering the question put a “t” in the blank to make “std.” While unintentional, I think most people would probably agree that a STD would be an appropriate reason to have a sad face.