Issue 152, page 5
A Scots lady visited the local newspaper office to
place an obituary for her recently deceased husband. The obit editor told her that the fee for the obituary
was 50 pence a word. She paused, and after some thought, said, "Well then, let it read,
Fred Brown died".
Amused at the woman's thrift, the
editor informed her of the seven word minimum for all obituaries.
"In that case," she replied,
"let it read, Fred Brown died: Golf clubs for sale".
Thanks to Robert Fein for this (and many
worse!). The gift certificate is in the [e]mail!
us your clipping or photograph (via e-mail
or snail mail). If we use it in Laughing
Stock, you will receive a $10 gift certificate from Amazon.com!
PREVIOUS | ETYMOLOGY
BOOKSTORE | HOME
Comments, additions? Send to
Melanie & Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org
DO NOT SEND QUERIES TO THAT ADDRESS.
Instead, ASK US.
Copyright © 1995-2002 TIERE
Last Updated 04/17/02 10:24 PM