Jokes are only old if you've heard them before...
- his hearing
aid has a solar battery
- he takes off
his glasses when he's not looking at anything
- he rides a
crowded subway just to get his clothes pressed
- he married
a skinny girl so he could buy a smaller ring
- he named himself
as beneficiary in his will
- he's still
waiting for the Bible to come out in paperback
- he recycles
belly button lint
- he won't even
tip his hat
- the guest room
in his house has a pay smoke alarm
- he's worn his
suits so long, they've been in style 4 times
of page Divorce
A woman went
into a lawyer's office and said she wanted to divorce her husband.
"Do you have
any grounds?" the lawyer asked.
"Well, we have
about 2 acres" the woman replied.
"Does your husband
beat you up?" the lawyer asked her.
"No, I usually
get up first, and then he gets up about an hour later" the woman answered.
After a pause,
the lawyer asked, "Do you have a grudge?"
"No" the woman
said, "we have a carport."
The lawyer finally
asked her, "Well, why do you want to divorce your husband? Did he do something
"No" she replied.
"We just can't communicate..."
of page Migraine
A man goes
to the doctor with a long history of migraine headaches.
doctor does his history and physical, he discovers that the poor
guy has tried practically every therapy known to man for his migraines
and STILL no improvement.
says the doc, "I have migraines, too and the advice I'm going to give you
isn't really anything I learned in medical school, but it's advice that
I've gotten from my own experience. When I have a migraine, I go
home, get in a nice hot bathtub, and soak for a while. Then I have my wife
sponge me off with the hottest water I can stand, especially around the
forehead. This helps a little. Then I get out of the tub, take her into
the bedroom, and even if my head is killing me, I force myself to have
sex with her. Almost always, the headache is immediately gone. Now, give
it a try, and come back and see me in six weeks."
later, the patient returns with a big grin. "Doc! I took your advice
and it works! It REALLY WORKS! I've had migraines for 17 years and
this is the FIRST time anyone has ever helped me!"
says the physician, "I'm glad I could help."
way, Doc," the patient adds, "You have a REALLY nice house."
1. Coors put
its slogan, "Turn it loose," in Spanish. where it was read as "Suffer from
vacuum manufacturer Electrolux used the following in an American campaign:
"Nothing sucks like an Electrolux,"
3. Clairol introduced
the "Mist Stick," a curling iron into German only to find out that "mist"
is slang for manure. Not too many people had use for a "manure stick."
4. When Gerber
started selling baby food in Africa, they used the same packaging as in
the US, with the beautiful Caucasian baby on the label. Later they learned
that in Africa, since most people cannot read, companies routinely put
pictures on the label of what's inside.
5, Colgate introduced
a toothpaste in France called Cue, the name of a notorious porno magazine.
6, An American
T-shirt maker in Miami printed shirts for the Spanish market which promoted
the Pope's visit. Instead of "I saw the Pope" (el Papa), the shirts read,
"I saw the potato' (la papa).
7. Pepsi's "Come
alive with the Pepsi Generation" translated into Chinese as "Pepsi brings
your ancestors back from the Grave."
8. Frank Perdue's
chicken slogan, "It takes a strong man to make a tender chicken," was translated
into Spanish as "It takes an aroused man to make a chicken affectionate."
9. The Coca-Cola
name in China was first read as "Ke-hou-ke-la," meaning, "Bite the wax
tadpole" or "female horse stuffed with wax," depending on the dialect,
Coke then researched 40,000 characters to find a phonetic equivalent "ko-kou-ko-le,"
translating into "happiness in the mouth.
10. When Parker
Pen marketed a ballpoint pen in Mexico, its ads were supposed to have read.
"It won't leak in your pocket and embarrass you." Instead, the company
thought that the word "embarazar" (to impregnate) meant to embarrass, so
the ad read: 'It won't leak in your pocket and make you pregnant."
of page A
told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin
of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark
17." The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister
asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17.
Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen
chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."
of page How
to Write Rite
The grammar in
email is deplorable. Please follow these rules.
2.Check to see
if you any words out.
to use adjectives and adverbs correct.
don't use participles.
6.Don't use no
agrees with their antecedent.
you and I, case is important.
good, like a conjunction should.
commas, that aren't necessary.
to use apostrophe's right.
not to unnecessarily split an infinitive.
a transitive verb just lay there without an object.
Nouns should be capitalized. also a sentence should begin with a capital
and end with a period
in compound-words, not just in any two-word phrase.
compositions reports and things like that we use commas to keep a string
of items apart.
for irregular verbs which have crept into our language.
to agree with their subjects.
20.A writer mustn't
shift your point of view.
a run-on sentence you've got to punctuate it.
isn't a good thing to end a sentence with.
like the plague
"Even if you
do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?"
- Clarence Darrow
of page The
Jake is struggling
through a bus station with two huge and obviously heavy suitcases when
a stranger walks up to him and asks "Have you got the time?" Jake
sighs, puts down the suitcases and glances at his wrist. "It's a quarter
to six," he says. "Hey, that's a pretty fancy watch!" exclaims the stranger.
Jake brightens a little. "Yeah, it's not bad. Check this out" - and he
shows him a time zone display not just for every time zone in the world,
but for the 86 largest metropolitan areas. He hits a few buttons and from
somewhere on the watch a voice says "The time is eleven 'til six" in a
very West Texas accent. A few more buttons and the same voice said something
in Japanese. Jake continues "I've put in regional accents for each city".
The display is unbelievably high quality and the voice is simply astounding.
The stranger is struck dumb with admiration. "That's not all," says Jake.
He pushes a few more buttons and a tiny but very hi-resolution, map of
New York City appears on the display. "The flashing dot shows our location
by satellite positioning," explains Jake. "View recede ten," Jake says,
and the display changes to show eastern New York state. "I want to buy
this watch!" says the stranger. "Oh, no, it's not ready for sale yet; I'm
still working out the bugs, says the inventor. "But look at this," and
he proceeds to demonstrate that the watch is also a very creditable little
FM radio receiver with a digital tuner, a sonar device that can measure
distances up to 125 meters, a pager with thermal paper printout and, most
impressive of all, the capacity for voice recordings of up to 300 standard-size
books," though I only have 32 of my favorites in there so far" says Jake.
"I've got to have this watch!" says the stranger. "No, you don't understand;
it's not ready." "I'll give you $1000 for it!" "Oh, no, I've already
spent more than -" "I'll give you $5000 for it!" "But it's just not -"
"I'll give you $15,000 for it!" And the stranger pulls out a checkbook.
Jake stops to think. He's only put about $8500 into materials and development,
and with $15,000 he can make another one and have it ready for merchandising
in only six months. The stranger frantically finishes writing the check
and waves it in front of him. "Here it is, ready to hand to you right here
and now. $15,000. Take it or leave it." Jake abruptly makes his decision.
"OK," he says, and peels off the watch. They make the exchange and the
stranger starts happily away. "Hey, wait a minute," calls Jake after the
stranger, who turns around warily. Jake points to the two suitcases he'd
been trying to wrestle through the bus station. "Don't forget your batteries.
of page Warnings
on labels from various countries:
USA: An insect
spray boasts "Kill all insects", but adds "Warning - harmful to bees."
(Very thoughtful, that).
SWEDEN: On the
packaging of a chainsaw: "Do not try to stop chain with hands."
& Spencer bread and butter pudding has a warning on the box bottom:
"Take care - product will be hot after heating."
"Do not iron clothes on body."
From Boots (chain
of pharmacies and manufacturer of pharmaceuticals), on a cough syrup for
young children urges: "Do not drive a car or operate machinery. Avoid alcoholic
drinks." (This must be meant for *very* precocious kids).
on a cigarette lighter: "Do not light flame near the face."
of page Bar
A man walks into
the front door of a bar. He is obviously drunk, and staggers up to the
bar, seats himself on a stool and, with a belch, asks the bartender for
a drink. The bartender politely informs the man that it appears that he
has already had plenty to drink, he could not be served additional liquor
at this bar, and could a cab be called for him?
The drunk is briefly
surprised, then softly scoffs, grumbles, climbs down off the bar stool
and staggers out the front door. A few minutes later, the same drunk stumbles
in the SIDE door of the bar. He wobbles up to the bar and hollers for a
drink. The bartender comes over and, still politely - but more firmly,
refuses service to the man due to his inebriation, and again offers to
call a cab. The drunk looks at the bartender for a moment angrily, curses,
and shows himself out the side door, all the while grumbling and shaking
A few minutes
later, the same drunk bursts in through the BACK door of the bar. He plops
himself up on a bar stool, gathers his wits and belligerently orders a
drink. The bartender comes over and emphatically reminds the man that he
is clearly drunk, will be served no drinks, and either a cab or the police
will be called immediately.
drunk looks at the bartender, and in hopeless anguish, cries "MAAAN! How
many bars do you work at?
determine which guest is afraid of dogs. Charge across the room, barking
loudly and leap playfully on this person. If the human falls down on the
floor and starts crying, lick its face and growl gently to show your concern.
you are a dog, you are expected to bark. So bark--- a lot. Your owners
will be very happy to hear you protecting their house. Especially late
at night while they are sleeping safely in their beds. There is no more
secure feeling for a human than to keep waking up in the middle of the
night and earing your protective bark, bark, bark...
take a BIG drink from your water dish immediately before licking your human.
Humans prefer clean tongues. Be ready to fetch your human a towel.
than digging a BIG hole in the middle of the yard and upsetting your human,
dig a lot of smaller holes all over the yard so they won't notice. If you
arrange a little pile of dirt on one side of each hole, maybe they'll think
it's gophers. There are never enough holes in the ground. Strive daily
to do your part to help correct this problem.
DOORS: The area
directly in front of a door is always reserved for the family dog to sleep.
THE ART OF SNIFFING:
Humans like to be sniffed. Everywhere. It is your duty, as the family dog,
to accommodate them.
Always sit under the table at dinner, especially when there are guests,
so you can clean up any food that falls on the floor. It's also a good
time to practice your sniffing.
Housebreaking is very important to humans, so break as much of the house
GOING FOR WALKS:
Rules of the road: When out for a walk with your master or mistress, never
go to the bathroom on your own lawn.
COUCHES: It is
perfectly permissible to lie on the new couch after all your humans have
gone to bed.
PLAYING: If you
lose your footing while chasing a ball or stick, use the flower bed to
absorb your fall so you don't injure yourself.
When chasing cats, make sure you never--- quite--- catch them. It spoils
all the fun.
a contribution to the fashion industry. ...Eat a shoe.