Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me

Possible interpretation: A physical attack may injure me but a verbal attack cannot injure me.

Note: stick (noun): long, thin piece of wood | stone (noun): a small piece of rock | bones (noun): the hard, whitish material that makes our skeletons | hurt (verb): injure; cause pain | This children's taunt is also found as: "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me."

Quick Quiz:

If I think that "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me", then I don't care what you

a. call me

b. throw at me

c. think of me

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Contributor: Josef Essberger