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Quotable #20: Art Of Taxation

“The art of taxation consists of plucking the goose to obtain the largest possible amount of feathers with the smallest possible amount of hissing,” — Jean-Baptiste Colbert

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We Regret The Error

Omitting a single letter can change the meaning of a statement, as the following sentences from the old periodicals illustrate (the words with a missing letter are in italics): “The conflict was dreadful, and the enemy was repulsed with considerable laughter.” … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Failed

A medical student was surprised when he got a failing grade in his radiology class. So, he approached his professor to ask why he received that kind of grade. “Do you remember the self X-ray you performed?” the professor questioned. … Continue reading

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What? Why? When? Who? Where? Which?

I’m on my way to Wheretown to dine with Mrs. Who. If I’m not there by whentime The guard won’t let me through. There’s going to be a why not — Oh boy I hope I win it — A … Continue reading

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A Secret Love Letter

The following letter was written by a young gentleman to his lover under the direction and eye of his father. The understanding, however, between the lovers, was, that she should read every other line, beginning with the first. Every party was … Continue reading

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Quotable #19: Idealist And Cynic

“An idealist is one who, on noticing that a rose smells better than a cabbage, concludes that it will also make better soup.” “A cynic is a man, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.” — H. L. … Continue reading

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Is That That That That That Correct?

The following verse contains grammatical wordplays on the word “that”: Now, that is a word that may often be joined, For that that may be doubled is clear to the mind; And that that that is right, is as plain … Continue reading

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