The quote is "litte PICTURES have big ears"...not pitchers! too funny!
And yet another reader commented on the comment with:
YOU are the "funny" one. It IS INDEED PITCHERS. Do a little research before you accuse someone of being wrong: http://www.answers.com/topic/little-pitchers-have-big-ears
PHEW! Glad it wasn't my blog! I realized while teaching kindergarten that 5 and 6 year olds hadn't yet been adequately exposed to the oral learning of idioms and therefore had no idea what they were or meant. I took the opportunity ... you probably think I'm going to say "to teach them about idioms and their meanings" ... NOPE! I gave them the first part of a classic idiom, let them complete the sentence and draw a picture of their saying, and then I put them together in a little booklet that I use when I teach workshops on multiculturalism and diversity training. Here are a couple from my collection:
An apple a day makes apple juice. (That's a juicebox and an apple!)
A penny saved is in the water. (That's the bottom of a fountain!)
People who live in glass houses shouldn't kick their houses.
Where there's a will there's water and a bucket. (That is a wEll with water in the bottom, some bricks at the top ~ before the bricklayer got tired ~ and a bucket hanging from a rope!) Do you suppose this little one from the past could be the present adult who left the comment mentioned above about the pitcher being a picture?! :-]
I hope you get as big a kick out of them as I do. And you must admit, my students were bright little people! I've MANY more where those came from. Maybe I'll share the rest in short increments.