A man was driving down the road with twenty penguins in the back seat.
The police stop him and say that he can’t drive around with the penguins in the car and should take them to the zoo.
The man agrees and drives off.
The next day the same man is driving down the road with twenty penguins in the back and again he is stopped by the same police officer who says, "Hey! I thought I told you to take those to the zoo."
The man replies, "I did. Today I’m taking them to the movies."
n. (also ti) seventh note of a major scale. [earlier si: french from italian]
- symb. Tellurium.
suffix (also -eth) forming ordinal and fractional numbers from four onwards. [old english]
- symb. Thorium.
- var. Of *te.
, before a vowel, when stressed —prep. - introducing a noun expressing: a what is reached, approached, or touched (fell to the ground; went to paris; five minutes to six). B what is aimed at (throw it to me). C as far as (went on to the end). D what is followed (made to order). E what is considered or affected (am used to that; that is nothing to me). F what is caused or produced (turn to stone). G what is compared (nothing to what it once was; equal to the occasion). H what is increased (add it to mine). I what is involved or composed as specified (there is nothing to it).
- introducing the infinitive: a as a verbal noun (to get there is the priority). B expressing purpose, consequence, or cause (we eat to live; left him to starve; i'm sorry to hear that). C as a substitute for to + infinitive (wanted to come but was unable to). —adv. - in the normal or required position or condition (come to; heave to).
- (of a door) in a nearly closed position. to and fro 1 backwards and forwards.
- repeatedly between the same points. [old english]