Mar 10 2009

Harvard and Texas

Published by at 8:28 am under Comedy

A Harvard professor and a Texan start talking at a bar.  The Texan asks “Where ya from?”  The Harvard professor says “Where I come from, we don’t end our sentences with prepositions.”  The Texan asks “Where ya from, jackass?”

10 responses so far

10 Responses to “Harvard and Texas”

  1. Ragged Boyon 10 Mar 2009 at 11:37 am

    This is old!

  2. Wingson 10 Mar 2009 at 12:20 pm

    Rags is right! (may I call you Rags, RB?)

    – Wings!

  3. Holliequon 10 Mar 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I don’t get it. Our grammar lessons are kinda lacking, so I don’t actually know what a preposition IS.

    *after visiting dictionary.com*

    Makes a lot more sense. But, um, according to that website it only applies in Latin. (I guess that’s the joke?)

  4. B. Macon 10 Mar 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Yeah, I’m trying to think where I heard this one.

  5. B. Macon 10 Mar 2009 at 1:29 pm

    Hmm. The “sentences can’t end with a preposition” rule is occasionally applied to English, but usually by frumpy and humorless grammaticians. “Where are you from?” strikes me as perfectly natural and correct.

  6. The ReTARDISed Whovianon 11 Mar 2009 at 4:10 am

    I just found a really good one on thejokeyard.com.

    “Why is it called tourist season if we can’t shoot at them?”

    Haha, fair question.

  7. B. Macon 11 Mar 2009 at 4:48 am

    Late one night a mugger jumped into the path of a well-dressed man. “Give me your money,” he demanded.

    Indignant, the affluent man replied, “You can’t do that – I’m an IRS agent!”

    “In that case,” replied the robber, “Give me MY money!”

  8. Ragged Boyon 11 Mar 2009 at 9:25 am

    Ha! I like that one.

  9. The ReTARDISed Whovianon 11 Mar 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Haha!

  10. Wabutaon 12 Mar 2009 at 8:49 am

    ‘From where are you?’ doesn’t seem to roll of the tongue smoothly.

    A recycled joke can be funny again. Thanks

    Cheers

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