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A STORY IN JEST

A MAN WAS DRIVING ALONE DOWN A DARK, FORLORN OLD
COUNTRY ROAD LATE ONE NIGHT, WHEN SUDDENLY HE GOT A
FLAT TIRE. HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND EXAMINED IT.
SINCE HE DIDN'T HAVE A SPARE, HE DECIDED THAT HE WOULD
HAVE TO GO ON FOOT TO THE NEAREST TOWN AND GET
ANOTHER ONE. HE STARTED DOWN THE ROAD, WHEN ALL OF A
SUDDEN, HE HEARD A BRANCH SNAP BEHIND HIM. LOOKING
BEHIND HIM, HE SAW A GIGANTIC BEAR JUMP OUT OF THE
WOODS AND COME AFTER HIM. HE RAN AND RAN AS FAST
AS HE COULD TILL HE CAME TO THE TOWN. THE BEAR WAS
ALMOST UP TO HIM. THERE WAS ONLY ONE LIGHT IN THE
TOWN ON--IN THE DRUGSTORE. RUNNING INTO IT WITH THE
BEAR RIGHT BEHIND HIM, HE REACHED INTO HIS POCKET,
TOOK OUT A PENNY, JUMPED ON THE MEASURING SCALES
AND GOT AWEIGH!

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LEARNED THIS STORY AS A YOUNG BOY AT
SUMMER CAMP. STORIES OF THIS TYPE WERE REGULARLY
EXCHANGED AMONG BOYS AT THAT TIME. (15 YEARS AGO, CA.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AWAY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 10-16-1963

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THE EGG

PUT AN EGG IN YOUR SHOE AND BEAT IT.

Submitter comment: MRS. FRENDO JUST SNICKERED AS SHE FINISHED THIS ONE, EXPECTING A
GROAN BEFORE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN SLANG: BEAT IT FOR GO AWAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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Retort

If y ou aren't sure what is going on, or you don't know the answer to a question, a common answer is "I'm out to lunch!"

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James Callow comment:

The original title [Formula] has been crossed out. Replaced with current Title.

Keyword(s): AWAY ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Lunch ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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