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Tragedy


Donald visits an elementary school one day.

In one of the classes, students are in the middle of a discussion about words and their meanings.

The teacher asks Donald if hed like to lead the discussion of the word tragedy.

He agrees to do so and asks the class for an example of a tragedy.

One little boy Ron stands up and says, If my best friend who lives on a farm, is playing football in the pitch and a runaway tractor comes along and runs him over and kills him, that would be a tragedy.

No, says Donald, That would be an accident.

Next a little girl Megan raises her finger and says, If a school bus carrying thirty children went off a cliff and fall in the sea, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy.

No, Im afraid not, says Donald. Thats what we would call a great loss.

The class in silence for a few seconds as no other children volunteer.

Donald looks around the room and says a little testily, Isnt there anyone here who can give me a true example of a tragedy?

At last, a little boy Curtis at the back of the class raises his finger and says, If a private jet carrying you, sir, was struck by a rocket and blown to smithereens, that would be a tragedy.

Thats exactly right! shouts Donald, And can you tell me why that would be a tragedy?

Well, says Curtis, Because I am sure, it wouldnt be a great loss and it probably wouldnt be an accident either.



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Another good one possum3 enjoying your sence of humor.

version 2

the teacher asks Donald to lead a discussion in the school room with the word fascinate 

He agrees and asks the class for an example.

Next thing a little boy named ron stands up and says. " I watched three magpies playing it was so fasinating"

the teacher responds and say " no no no, fascinate not fascinating " . 

Megan puts her hand up "i know, I know pick me , me me " 

megan answers the question " I watched three birds playing, I was fascinated to see them so happy like  that " 

" no, no,no." says the teacher. i want the word fascinate  

worryingly ralph put up his hand. The teacher trembles but risks asking him for the correct example. 

Ralph answers " yesterday aunt Betty bought a new red cardigan with ten buttons down the front ." " aunt Betty is very well endowed so she can only fascinate.

Teacher and Donald fainted.

Ralph chichen strangler. 



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One on me Ralph.


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"Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." - Mel Brooks

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