Monday, March 24, 2008

A BAD JOKE FROM MOM

This just in from my mom:

A young monk was assigned to help with writing translations of ancient texts in the beautiful calligraphy the abbey was famous for. He soon noticed that he and all the other monks were copying the works from copies and not from the originals. Concerned, he went to the head monk and said, "With all due respect, if we are copying from copies and not the original, a mistake in one will be carried forward for all time!"

The head monk acknowledged this and went to the basement where the originals were safely stored away to check for translation accuracy.

He was gone a very very very long time. When another monk went to check on him, he was found in the basement, grievously sobbing. He was asked what was wrong and he pointed to an old text and said......"All this time.....All this time.....And it was 'celebrate', not 'celibate'".......

5 comments:

Rev SS said...

LOL ~ LOVE IT!

Janie said...

That's hilarious!!

Diane said...

yes, LOL!

St. Casserole said...

Funny! Thank your mom!

mompriest said...

I've heard this joke before and always think that there is some truth to it.

Thanks for the Easter e-card, it was beautiful. I like that site for cards....