A Barnegat schoolma'am had been telling her pupils something about George Washington, and finally she asked:
"Can anyone now tell me which Washington was—a great general or a great admiral?"
The small son of a fisherman raised his hand, and she signaled him to speak.
"He was a great general," said the boy. "I seen a picture of him crossing the Delaware, and no great admiral would put out from shore standing up in a skiff."
A Scotsman visiting America stood gazing at a fine statue of George Washington, when an American approached.
"That was a great and good man, Sandy," said the American; "a lie never passed his lips."
"Weel," said the Scot, "I praysume he talked through his nose like the rest of ye."