Nuns – who’d have thought?


It is a pivotal moment in the movie ‘The Sound of Music’.  Maria, the young novice, goes back to the convent to confide in the Mother Superior about how she feels she cannot continue as the governess of the von Trapp household and wants to take refuge behind convent walls.

Mother Superior counsels her about the realities of life and the need to find the courage to follow her heart following which she bursts into song with ‘Climb Every Mountain

During the exchange between Maria and the Mother Superior there is a line spoken by the Mother Superior which has been the subject of much laughing and giggling and sniggering behind hands.  For mine it is one of the classic misheard lines in movie history.  A true classic.

The line is delivered as ‘What is it you can’t face?‘ but sounds like something alarmingly, hilariously different if you aren’t paying close attention to the dialogue.

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