Monday, November 17, 2008

Employment Quiz

Well, if we destroy the planet's environment, it looks like things will be okay, after all.

The Koreans have invented robotic plants.

(You know I'm being sarcastic about the whole "things being okay" thing, right?)


Bob and Pete had both applied for jobs at a large company and had to take an intelligence test. Though both men found the test easy, they each had to admit the last question stumped them for a bit.

"How did you answer that last question?" Bob asked.

"You mean the one that asked us to name a 14-letter word for someone in charge of a plant?"

"Yes, that's the one."

"Well," Pete says, "it stumped me for a moment, then I thought of 'Superintendent.' "

"Oh," says Bob. "You'll probably get the job."

"Why do you say that?" Pete asks.

"I put down 'Horticulturist.' "

[Pastor Tim's Illustrations; edited by Mark Raymond]


WORD for YOUR WEEK: In Ancient Greece, the word "lexis" was used to describe speech or speaking. From there the word "lexikos" was developed, which meant "of or belonging to words." Then it was just a short step to the word we use today, "lexicon," which is a collection of words and their meanings, usually in book form. It's another way to say dictionary.


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