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IS JOHNNY RIGHT?19 May at 19:48 from atlas
JULIA GILLARD WAS VISITING A SYDNEY PRIMARY SCHOOL AND THE CLASS WAS IN THE MIDDLE OF A DISCUSSION RELATED TO WORDS AND THERE MEANINGS.
The teacher asked Ms Gillard if she would like to lead the discussion on the word 'tragedy'.
So our illustrious leader asked the class for an example of a 'Tragedy.
A little boy stood up and offered:'If my best friend ,who lives on a farm,is playin'in the field and a tractor runs over him and kills him,that would be a 'tragedy'.
'Incorrect,'said Gillard.'That would be an accident.'
Alittle girl raised her hand :If a school bus carrying 50 children drove over a cliff,killing everybody inside,that wouldbe a 'tragedy.'
'I'm afraid not',explained Gillard,that's what we would refer to as a 'great loss'.
The room went silent.No other children volunteered.Gillard searched the the room.
'Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a 'tragedy?'
Finally.at the back of the room,little JOHNNY raised his hand and said:
'If a plane carrying you and Mr Rudd,and Mr Swan,and Mr Garret was struck by a friendly fire missile and blown to smithereens,that would be a tragedy.'
Fantastic ! exclaimed Julia.and can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?.
:Well",said Johnny,it has to be a tragedy,because it certainlywouldn't be a great loss,and it probably wouldn't be a fucking accident either!