During my Grade 11 English class, we read from Arthur Miller's play, The Crucible, about the Salem witch hunt (and an allegory for the 1947 Hollywood Communist blacklist witch hunt).
Various characters were (falsely) claiming that they saw other characters with the Devil. "Goody" was a term that meant "Miss" or "Missus."
Going down the class rows, each of us read one line from the play. It sounded something like this.
I saw Goody Good with the Devil!
I saw Goody Osburn with the Devil!
My friend was next. But instead of the written line, she read:
I saw Gordie Howe with the Devil!
I had to look up the sports reference, but now I get it! I'll bet the class thought it was hilarious. Was it intentional?ReplyDelete
We all laughed uncontrollable for five minutes, including the teacher. My poor friend was so embarrassed at her misreading.Delete
Yeah, Gordie Howe was a true Canadian hockey hero, a nice person, and the last person imaginable in that scenario! In his eulogies, they called him Mr. Hockey.
...uh, that should read "uncontrollably."Delete
Here's a link about Gordie Howe:ReplyDelete
Oh, that devilish Gordie. I may have seen him also...ReplyDelete
Is that why he scored so many goals??? ;-)Delete
Lol, your friend was funny, Barbara. Ah yes, I've heard of Gordie Howe. A Canadian & ice hockey legend. Sorry to learn about his passing.ReplyDelete
I'm glad I was finally able to share this funny story. I hope Gordie and my friend are laughing about it in heaven. :-)Delete