… and as it grows from a babe-in-arms, to a toddler, it never makes a sound.
As the child grows into a young boy, he stays silent and it gets to the point where his adopted parents are really worried.
As the boy gets older, he still never says a word.
Then one day, the family were eating their Sunday lunch and all of a sudden, the adopted German child, now aged 14 suddenly says in a thick German accent:
“Zis roast beef iz dry unt chewy!”
The parents are agog!
“W-w-what did you say?” Asks the flabbergasted mother.
“DONNER UNT BLITZEN WOMAN! I SAY ZAT DE ROAST BEEF IZ DRY UNT CHEWY!”
“My God!” Exclaims the father. “You can talk?!”
“OV COURSE UNT CAN TALKEN!” Screams the child at the top of his voice.
“Then why have you remained silent all these years?” Asks the father. “Why is this the first time you’ve ever said anything?”
“BECAUSE UP UNTIL NOW, EVERYZING HAZ BEEN SATISFACTORY!”