Abigail: “Mom, Abraham Lincoln was a liar.”
Mom: (not totally paying attention) “Really, why?”
Abigail: no response
Mom: (realizing what Abigail just said and wondering what in the world they are teaching at public school) “Did you say that Abraham Lincoln was a liar? I’ve never heard that.”
Abigail: “No, mom, I said, he was a lawyer.”
Mom: Cracking up. “Do you know why that was so funny ?”
Abigail: SMILING HUGE because she got it…”Yeah mom, his name is Honest Abe.”
So, I guess that public schools aren’t failing us, even though Abigail reminds me now that my hearing continues to fail me.
I guess the lawyer/liar thing is a secondary part of the joke.