Tag Archives: Humor

Pun Of The Weak: Book Borrowers

Please return this book. I find that though many of my friends are poor mathematicians, they are nearly all good bookkeepers. — Walter Scott, written in a bookplate in one of his books  

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A Minute Detailed Bill

In The Queer, the Quaint and the Quizzical (1882), Francis Henry Stauffer related a story of a man from Worcester, Massachusetts who brought an expensive French clock to a well-known jeweler for repair. The man demanded a detailed bill in which all … Continue reading

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Homesick – When your dog throws up inside your house.

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Gleanings From The Past #26

Rapid Growth A remarkable instance of rapid growth in the human species was noticed in France, in 1729, by the Academy of Sciences. It was a lad, then only seven years old, who measured four feet eight inches and four … Continue reading

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50 Well-Known Proverbs Updated For The Digital Age

1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to use the net, and he won’t bother you for a while. 2. Keep your Facebook friends close and your blocked friends closer. 3. … Continue reading

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Strange Addresses And The Ingenuity Of Postmen

My previous post titled An Ingenious Postman told an anecdote of a resourceful postman who was able to deliver a letter despite the ambiguity of the address. This post includes several more instances in which a postman was able to successfully deliver … Continue reading

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Pun Of The Weak: Antique

The way they are making things today, antiques will be a thing of the past in the future.

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