An Unfortunate Use of a Preposition  

jrb6955 58M
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8/11/2006 6:25 pm

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An Unfortunate Use of a Preposition

I know I said my last post to my blog was to be my last joke of the day, but I just received an email with the following joke, which was too good not to share. So here it is.

Speaking of grammar!

PROPER USE OF A PREPOSITION

Harry is getting along in years and finds that he is unable to perform sexually. He finally goes to his doctor, who tries a few things, but nothing seems to work. So the doctor refers him to an American Indian Medicine man.
The medicine man says, "I can cure this." That said, he throws a white powder into a flame, and there is a flash with billowing blue smoke.

Then he says, "This is powerful medicine, and you can only use it once a year. All you have to do is say, '1-2-3,' and it shall rise for as long as you wish.

The guy then asks, "What happens when it's over and I don't want to continue?"

The medicine man replies, "All you or your partner has to say is '1-2-3-4,' and it will go down. But be warned: it will not work again for another year."

Harry rushes home, anxious to try out his now power and prowess. That night he is ready to surprise his wife. He showers, shaves, and puts on his most exotic shaving lotion and cologne. After he gets into bed and is lying next to her, he says, "1-2-3," and suddenly he becomes more aroused than any other time in his life, just like the medicine man had promised. His wife, who had been facing away from him, turns over and asks, "What did you say '1-2-3' for?"

And now you know why you shouldn't end a sentence with a preposition.



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