A grammar joke
We grammarians aren’t all “Conjugate this!” and “Punctuate that!” We do have a sense of humour, too.
Check out this joke that demonstrates why sentence structure is so important. Oh, what a difference a word makes!
The boss had to fire somebody, and he narrowed it down to one of two people: Betty or Jack. It was an impossible decision because they were both decent workers. Rather than flip a coin, he decided he would fire the first one who used the water cooler the next morning.
Betty came in the next morning with a horrible hangover after partying all night. She went to the cooler to take an aspirin.
The boss approached her and said, “Betty, I’ve never done this before, but I have to lay you or Jack off.”
“Could you jack off?” she said. “I feel like sh*t this morning.”