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Monday, 8 June 2009

Love Potion.......

Someone sent this to me, I thought you might like it.

All of you ex-educators and lovers of proper English will appreciate this story.

On his 74th birthday a man received a gift certificate from his wife.  The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation. The medicine man was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction. After being persuaded, the man drove to the reservation, handed his ticket to the medicine man, all the time wondering what was to come.   The old medicine man slowly and methodically produced a potion, which he handed to the 74 year-old. With a grip on his shoulder the medicine man 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 manlier than you have ever been in your life and you will be able to perform as long as you want."

The old man 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'" the medicine man responded. "But when she does the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."

The old man was very eager to see if the potion 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 all 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 – or one will end up with a dangling participle!

34 comments:

Dumdad said...

Lesson worth remembering!

Thom said...

I fell off my chair laughing at this...too funny...thanks for this...my poor virgin eyes becing subject to such a joke...ROFLMAO

Susan at Stony River said...

Oh, too funny! Just my kind of joke too! LOL

buffalodick said...

Cute joke- with a moral!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

see i just KNEW a preposition was something you never end a sentence with! ha ha ha

smiles, bee
xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

Akelamalu said...

Definitely Dumdad! :)

I'm so happy to have made you laugh Thom :)

Glad you liked it Susan

I thought of you as soon as I saw it Bee because you're always saying that. LOL

Akelamalu said...

Buff - I didn't see you there honey, you were hiding! Yes, cute joke with a moral. :)

CG said...

I loved this...I'm such a grammar pedant!

tony said...

THEREBY HANGS A TAIL......

Nessa said...

Hysterical.

Daryl said...

OH I have heard this before but its still very funny ... well told ;-D

Gledwood said...

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Akelamalu said...

Glad you liked it CG :)

Quite Tony ;)

I thought so too Nessa LOL

They do tend to do the rounds don't they Daryl.

What Gleds?

Ron said...

OMG...THIS IS SOOO FUNNY!

I HOWLED!

*and being a man, I need to remember that advice about dangling participle!

HA!

Thanks for the great laugh, dear lady....enjoyed!

Suburbia said...

Hee hee, made me laugh!

maryt/theteach said...

Akalamalu, Bwahahahahahahaha! That was the best! :)

San said...

I wonder why my fifth grade teacher never told us this!

Carletta said...

You're right - the educator in me loves it!

Spiky Zora Jones said...

hehehe...you kill me.

I laughed so hard...hehehehe.

sweetie...i'm going to email you the questions this week...be on the look out.

thanks sweetie. *wink*

Ciao honey.

bindhiya said...

LOL

Deb said...

I have to share this with all of my teaching buddies - too funny! I used to teach 7th grade literacy - so I was always looking for ways to make lessons stick. They would have loved this story - of course I never would have told it to them although most were more knowledgable/advanced than I in 'certain' areas. I would often have to come home and ask my teenage sons what certain 'terms' meant. I received quite an education teaching those young teens! Thanks for making me laugh.

Smalltown RN said...

That is just priceless...you know I never really got a handle on those darn "dangling participle"

G-Man said...

Women just can't leave well enough alone.....

Akelamalu said...

I'm happy to make you laugh Ron x

And you too Suburbia :)

Oh you as well Teach x

Mmmm I wonder San ;)

Glad you liked it Carletta :)

I'll look out for your email Spiky. I'm happy you had a giggle honey. x

You liked it too Bindi xx

I'm still asking my boys what certain terms mean Deb! :0

Me neither RN :)

Don't you go blaming us G-man (wink)

nitebyrd said...

ROTFL! That's too funny!

Dr.John said...

There is nothing better than a story with a moral. We will be careful not to end our sentence with a preposition. I know it is something up with which you will not put.

Linda said...

That poor guy must have felt so let down - and yes, pun intended! Cute story!

Mama Zen said...

Love it!

Real Live Lesbian said...

Hahahah...that's fantastic!

snowelf said...

Oh that is just adorable!!!

--snow

Cloudia said...

you clever gal!!!

A Lady's Life said...

lol funny.
Poor guy lol

Akelamalu said...

Glad you liked it Nitebyrd :)

Quite Dr. John ;)

LOL I like the pun Linda

I'm pleased you do Mama Zen :)

I thought so too RLL :)

He was hoping his wife would think he was adorable Snowelf! LOL

Oh not me Cloudia, I didn't write it.

Yes, poor old guy Lady's Life :)

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