A college student was delivering pizza to a regular customer"s house in New York.
The guy who answered the door asked him, "What is the usual tip?"
"Well," replied the youth,"this is my first trip here, but the other guys say if I get a quarter out of you, I"ll be doing great."
"Is that so?" snorted the man. "Well, just to show them how wrong they are, here"s five dollars."
"Thanks!" replied the youth, "I"ll put this in my school fund."
"What are you studying?" asked the man.
The lad smiled and said: "Applied psychology."
n. - condensed water vapour forming on cool surfaces at night.
- similar glistening moisture. dewy adj. (-ier, -iest). [old english]
- point n. Temperature at which dew forms.
abbr. Distinguished flying cross.
abbr. Distinguished flying medal.
- prefix (also di- before a vowel) 1 through (diaphanous).
- apart (diacritical).
- across (diameter). [greek dia through]
past of *do1.
v. (dies, died, dying) 1 cease to live; expire, lose vital force.
- a come to an end, fade away (his interest died). B cease to function. C (of a flame) go out.
- (foll. By on) die or cease to function while in the presence or charge of (a person).
- (usu. Foll. By of, from, with) be exhausted or tormented (nearly died of boredom). be dying (foll. By for, or to + infin.) Wish for longingly or intently (was dying for a drink). Die away fade to the point of extinction. Die back (of a plant) decay from the tip towards the root. Die down become fainter or weaker. Die hard die reluctantly (old habits die hard). Die off die one after another. Die out become extinct, cease to exist. [old norse]
- n. - = *dice 1b.
- (pl. Dies) a engraved device for stamping coins, medals, etc. B device for stamping, cutting, or moulding material. the die is cast an irrevocable step has been taken. [latin datum from do give]
prefix = *dis-.
—v. (-gg-; past and past part. Dug) 1 (also absol.) Break up and remove or turn over (ground etc.).
- (foll. By up) break up the soil of (fallow land).
- make (a hole, tunnel, etc.) By digging.
- (often foll. By up, out) a obtain by digging. B (foll. By up, out) find or discover. C (foll. By into) search for information in (a book etc.).