A little girl in first grade was doing very well especially in spelling. One day she came home with new words to study for an upcoming test and she asked her mother to help.
They came to the word "knit" and her mother asked her to spell it.
She said, "n-i-t".
Her mother said, "No, try again."
She said, very slowly, "n-i-t".
Her mother said, "Now, honey, I know you know how to spell this word, try again."
Very aggravated and very slowly, as if her mother was just not getting the whole picture, she spelled, "N-I-T!"
Finally, her mother told her that the correct spelling was k-n-i-t.
The little girl looked at her mother, put her hands on her hips and said, "THE 'K' IS SILENT!"