"Hosanna in the hIghest" as understood by a four-year-old girl

Cohen, Gerald Leonard gcohen at MST.EDU
Sun Jun 15 14:56:43 UTC 2008

Here's another example of a child misunderstanding something in adult speech.  It was past along to me yesterday by the four-year-old girl's great-grandmother.  The girl recently returned from Sunday school proudly telling her mother what she had learned that day: "Obama in the highest."

Gerald Cohen

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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