JOKE OF THE WEEK, 8 May 2017

Dietrich Fischer – TRANSCEND Media Service

A young man from a rural village went to study at the university in the capital.  One day he returned home, and one of his childhood friends asked him, “What are you studying?”

He said, “I am studying logic.”  His friend asked, “Logic, what’s that?”

He said, “I will explain it to you.  Do you have a dog?”  “Yes, I do.”  “Then you must have more animals.”  “Yes, I have some cows.”  “Then you must own land.”  “Yes, I have a couple of acres.”  “Then you must be a wealthy man.”  “I am quite well-off.”  “Then you must be a pious man who deserves all this.”  “I do pray regularly.”  “Then your mother must have raised you this way.  She must be a very faithful, good woman.”  “Indeed she is.”  “You see, that is what you can do with logical deduction.”

“I am very impressed,” said his friend.

The next day, the childhood friend met another friend, who asked him, “I heard that yesterday you met our friend who went to study in the capital.  Tell me, what is he studying?”  “He is studying logic.”  “Logic, what’s that?”

“I will explain it to you. Do you have a dog?”  “No.”  “Then your mother must be a bad woman.”


This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 8 May 2017.

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