Humor in Church School Classrooms — Even Religion Classes

I learned word play in Catholic school, even in religion classes.

There was that 16th Century conference at which the Catholic hierarchy considered Martin Luther. Its name was the Diet of Worms. I imagined the priests as eating worms and I was sure they would have eagerly fed Martin Luther to worms.

Do you remember the United Press, which long-ago newspaper articles cited as UP?

In 1939 I was in second grade. Sister ??? gave me a newspaper article to read and told me to read it to the class. I read the “UP” as “you pee”. Other boys in the room also enjoyed it.

Nuns sometimes asked if we were entertaining bad thoughts. We answered “No, Sister” but to ourselves and to each other we answered “No, Sister, they entertained me.”

Do you remember any?

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The "Diet of Worms" made me think of the Klingon delicacy gagh, consisting of live worms.

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reminds me of this - in church I learned to sing psalms of course, one about bowing in god's honour and praise in front of his palace. In Dutch the words sound like 'çhichory and leek' so I was convinced that god had a kitchen garden.




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