Rules: This thread is for entertainment and scholarship, but from a linguistic perspective. Bring something you've read or heard that's interesting or amusing because of the use (or misuse) of the language. Concise definitions, unintentional double-entendres, that sort of thing. If it's a joke, it should be more than just a great joke; you can post that in Free Thoughts. Explain a joke unless it's really obvious. (Remember, not everybody who will read it is an anglophone.) Perhaps a good rule of thumb for jokes about language is: if you did post it in Free Thoughts nobody would understand why you thought it was funny. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! And please, no Bushisms! Yes they're hilarious, but so hilarious that we've got a whole separate thread for them. Here's my starter. This was in the weekly announcement from Angie's List, a U.S. organization that keeps a wiki-sort of directory of tradesmen and -women in major metropolitan areas. This week's feature is how to find a good electrician. Uh... wait a minute there Angie. If you know exactly what you're doing, then YOU'RE NOT FOOLING AROUND! A linguist's joke. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!