Monday, April 13, 2009

The Principles of Proper Grammar

(This was passed on to me. After I fell off my chair from the laughter, I decided to share - enjoy!)



On his 66th birthday, a gentleman got a gift certificate from his wife. The
certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation
who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction.After being
persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his ticket to the medicine man and wondered what would happen next.

The old man slowly, methodically produced a potion, handed it to him, and
with a grip on his shoulder, warned, "This is powerful medicine and it must be
respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say '1-2-3. 'When you do that,
you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you can
perform as long as you want."

He was encouraged. As he walked away, he turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?" "Your partner must say '1-2-3-4,' he responded."But when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."

He was very eager to see if it worked so he went home, showered, shaved,
took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited his wife to join him in the
bedroom. When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, "1-2-3!"

Immediately, he was the manliest of men. His wife was excited and began
throwing off her clothes. And then she asked, "What was the 1-2-3 for?"

And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a
preposition!



ONE COULD END UP WITH A DANGLING PARTICIPLE!!

15 comments:

danielcurran said...

Like it!!
And it will help me remember.

Intelligence said...

haha stopped by your blog for the first time and love it!! Too cute

billy said...

oh snap. lol

Amie said...

that totally made me laugh!

dawtch said...

OMG! I needed that! thanks
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dawtch

The CEO said...

LOL, just my luck too, and I live with an ex-editor! I miss you.

The Prodigal Tourist said...

That's really funny--when's the next fool moon?

qualcosa di bello said...

this post should come with a coffee-spew warning!! :D

Wiccan Wonder said...

Hahah! This is hilarious! It's these jokes that made me a stickler in the first place.

Anonymous said...

That was great wher , do I find that medicine man? Ha
BIL

Weary Hag said...

HAHAHa....very very cute!

Hedy@penny for my thoughts said...

Brilliant!

Kimberly said...

Excellent! Glad to have found you on blogexplosion.

Jennifer said...

I almost missed the final line about the dangling participle! Great story! Thank you for posting it :)

Ann-Marie said...

Came across your blog and this made me laugh! Love it.