Well, this is hard to believe.
A new study, done in England, seems to suggest that far from eroding our children's literacy skills, sending text messages on their cell phones actually seems to enhance them.
That's just gr8.
1984 CHRYSLER FIFTH AVENUE - 62k miles, ps, pw, won't last.
(Maybe I won't buy it, then.)
FERRET MALE, NEUTERED - gentile.
(Apparently neutered, but not circumcised.)
SILVER TRUMPET - w/two extra moth pieces.
(Not used in a while?)
FIG TREE, POTTED - Indoor/Outdoor, Fruit Baring, $25.
(Don't fig leaves cover things up?)
PEARL DRUMSET - with pro-stand & all drums and symbols, $300.
(May be featured in Dan Brown's next book.)
FOR SALE - One chord of firewood.
(Maybe it used to be a piano.)
LOOKING TO CLEAN HOMES - Call (phone number), leave mess.
(How am I going to get my house through the phone line?)
[selected from "The Word Guy," Rob Kyff via Arcamax; some punchlines written by Mark Raymond]
WORDS for YOUR WEEK: "The young always have the same problem - how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another." (Quentin Crisp)
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