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.”


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