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I've had a few questions tossed my way that made me wonder about some people intelligence

 

Do you still have a stroke?   Not since they took the cast off

Does it hurt when part of your brain dies?   I really wanted to ask them the same question

Can you still think ok?    Squirrel!!!

 

I tend to just chalk it up to them being curious but not thinking the question through before they ask. If only I could master that look my parents had when you asked a question too dumb for words...

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Yes, that would really drive you nuts (bit of a pun there!). I don't seem to have the same problems but am continually surprised with the question "Are you better?".  Pre-stroke I knew nothing about the condition at all so I shouldn't get offended by that question.

Deigh

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1. No. It has me.

2. Only when the cells flop over dead.

3. (My favorite) Yes. Can you?

 

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So many silly responses to those, have fun Scott. Becky's answers are spot on.

 

My standard response to "What happened to your leg?" is "Nothings wrong with my leg, I broke my brain".

 

 

 

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Holy cow.. Sometimes I wonder if some even think before they think

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11 hours ago, heathber said:

 

 

My standard response to "What happened to your leg?" is "Nothings wrong with my leg, I broke my brain".

 

 

 

that is brilliant

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And.......when they say “I forget too”. 

Ok, forget I said anything.  

 

“Here’s your sign”.

 

:lol:

 

:rofl:

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On 11/21/2017 at 11:01 AM, scottm said:

Can you still think ok?    Squirrel!!!

LOL......LOVE THIS!!!! (Consider it officially stolen).

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Kids are usually great!  Telling them that, "My brain got hurt." or to little kids, "The inside if my head has a boo-boo." usually do the trick.

 

I have one eye closed, and a marked facial droop, so I do get stared at quite a bit.  (Adults usually look at me as though I have six heads).

 

I think raising awareness, and educating would help.:smile:

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My favorite was a comment, not a question, from a little girl.  The church where I used to work hosted a pre-school during the week, so one day, as I was walking down the hall with my cane, I passed the "potty train" - all the 4-year-olds lined up against the wall as they waited for their counterparts in the bathroom to finish up.  As I smiled at one group of three little girls, they asked me, "What is that?"  I explained what the cane was and how I needed it when I walked so that I didn't fall down.  With an angelic smile, one of the little girls solemnly replied, "I would like to see that."  I did not oblige....

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I attended a funeral of a musician friend the other day. The lord's Prayer was said.

It reminded me that as a very young person I understood God's name to be Harold.

When challenged I replied that the third line of the prayer said "Harold be his name".

Deigh

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:rofl: (Thanks for my morning chuckle!)

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Deigh, we must have attended the same church as children.  I remember learning to sing, "Jesus loves me, this I know; For the Bible tells me so; Little ones to Him belong; They are weekdays, He is not."  Never quite sure what it meant, but I sang it with gusto!   :biggrin:

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That one has got me! I remember singing it with enthusiasm too, but I don't remember the confusion. Perhaps someone will put us right. There were so many other funny words and expressions many of which we didn't understand at all. The main game was look innocent and to try and avoid putting your penny into the collection box so you could blow it on sweets on the way home.

Deigh

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Oh, no, I was perfect little angel of a child :-)   I still remember the day when I decided to follow along with everything in the church service to see if it would make more sense instead of being so long and boring (I think I was about 4 years old).  I remember my mom telling my dad how proud she was of me, how I stood up and sat down with everyone and even held the hymnal and followed along with the liturgy and hymns.  I think I went back to spacing out during services for the next few years after that, but I definitely remember that day!  And now, here I am, almost 50 years later, working as a church music director/minister (or at least I was before the stroke).  Go figure!

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I've gotta add this to the collection: A friend of ours , who studied to be a clergyman, once confessed that he wondered for years who this "Ron" guy was. "Ron?" "Yeah. As in "Ron" young virgin, Mother and child". I'm really glad that I heard that one before I had my stroke. 

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as a kid I wondered why the star spangled banner asked jose can you see? who was jose and  why is he in this song?

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 are you kidding............................. jut an FYI Jose's real name is Richard Cranium

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This isn't as funny as those have been but I truly learned the real words to Jingle Bells : 

 

the correct version A day or two ago                              My sister and my version ( we sang up until three years ago)
I thought I'd take a ride                                                         A day or two ago ( same) 
I thought I'd take a ride                                                        I thought I'd take a ride ( same)
And soon, Miss Fanny Bright                                                  And soon, Miss Fanny Bright ( same)                                                   
Was seated by my side,                                                   Was seated by my side, ( same) 
The horse was lean and lank                                             The horse was lean and lank ( same)
Misfortune seemed his lot                                                  Misfortune  lost his sock ( ours) 
He got into a drifted bank                                                        He fell into a drifted bank ( ours)

  then we got upsot                                                           And wee weed in his sock ( ours)

 

Imagine singing this at  the top of your lungs in front of people

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As a musician it was very strange why I married a girl with no musical ability whatsoever. (This is another story which I wont go into now!) Her whole family shared the same problem. On our honeymoon we were singing together as we drove along. She sang " Mazy Dotes and tiddley oats and little doozey Dizey". I tried to correct her with "Mares eat oats and does eat oats but little lambs eat ivy", but she wouldn't believe me, that was the words her mother sang and her mother is always  right! Eventually I got a copy the Andrews sisters singing it and we listened together. I  think  she still doesn't believe me!

Deigh

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Isn't it "Mazy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamsy divey"?  I thought it was just nonsense syllables.  In fact, I'm pretty sure I've seen it written out that way.  I could be wrong, but I've never heard anyone say it was actual words...???   I don't know the song real well - is it actually about mares and does and lambs?  If not, why would they sing that?

 

Oh, the deep thoughts I ponder...I need to get a life!  :biggrin:

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I was taught to sing it with the words but the whole point of it is that the real words are hidden by the syncopation and contractions which makes it a nonsense song.

Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy, a kid will eat ivy too , wouldn't you.

Marezydoats and doesydoats and liddle lambsedivy a kiddleat ivy too wouldn't you

My Gran used to sing it, apparently it was a music hall song when she was young.

 

The other one I love is "life is a but a melancholy flower" sung as a round to the Frere Jacques tune

 

life is butter, life is butter

melon cauliflower, melon cauliflower

life is butter melon, life is butter melon

cauliflower, cauliflower

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Very clever!  Now I'll have that stuck in my head all night (life is butter, life is butter.....)

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This wasn't a strange question, but a strange statement. --- Soon after having my stroke, Hub's sister said to me "Benni, I would milk this for everything you can. Have him dote on you."

 

I could never fake my deficits to get Hubs to do everything for me! I'm too independent to have anyone do for me what I can do myself!

 

Sad thing is - she works with the handicapped. She should know better.

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