The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Homer – who was not exactly the sharpest nail in the bucket – went in to try out for the job.
"Okay," the sheriff drawled, "Homer, what is 1 and 1?"
"11," he replied.
The sheriff thought to himself, "That"s not what I meant, but he"s right."
"What two days of the week start with the letter "T"?"
"Today and tomorrow."
He was again surprised that Homer supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself.
"Now Homer, listen carefully: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?"
Homer looked a little surprised himself, then thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted, "I don"t know."
"Well, why don"t you go home and work on that one for a while?"
So, Homer wandered over to the pool hall where his pals were waiting to hear the results of the interview. Homer was exultant.
"It went great! First day on the job and I"m already working on a murder case!"
n. - a storehouse, esp. For military supplies. B headquarters of a regiment.
- a place where vehicles, e.g. Buses, are kept. B us railway or bus station. [french: related to *deposit]
n. - a deepness. B measurement from the top down, from the surface inwards, or from front to back.
- difficulty; abstruseness.
- a wisdom. B intensity of emotion etc.
- intensity of colour, darkness, etc.
- (usu. In pl.) A deep water or place; abyss. B low, depressed state. C lowest, central, or inmost part (depths of the country; depth of winter). in depth thoroughly. Out of one's depth 1 in water over one's head.
- engaged in a task etc. Too difficult for one. [related to *deep]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 a annual flat horse-race at epsom. B similar race elsewhere.
- important sporting contest.
- (derby) us bowler hat. [earl of derby]
v. (-rr-) (often foll. By from) discourage or prevent, esp. Through fear. determent n. [latin terreo frighten]
n. - two on dice or playing-cards.
- tennis score of 40 all. [latin duo duos two]
- n. The devil, esp. As an exclamation of surprise or annoyance (who the deuce are you?). [low german duus two (being the worst throw at dice)]
—n. - (usu. The devil) (in christian and jewish belief) supreme spirit of evil; satan.
- a evil spirit; demon. B personified evil.
- a wicked person. B mischievously clever person.
- colloq. Person of a specified kind (lucky devil).
- fighting spirit, mischievousness (devil is in him tonight).
- colloq. Awkward thing.
- (the devil or the devil) colloq. Used as an exclamation of surprise or annoyance (who the devil are you?).
- literary hack.
- junior legal counsel. —v. (-ll-; us -l-) 1 cook (food) with hot seasoning.
- act as devil for an author or barrister.
- us harass, worry. between the devil and the deep blue sea in a dilemma. A devil of colloq. Considerable, difficult, or remarkable. Devil's own colloq. Very difficult or unusual (the devil's own job). The devil to pay trouble to be expected. Speak (or talk) of the devil said when person appears just after being mentioned. [greek diabolos accuser, slanderer]
system n. Decimal system of library classification. [dewey, name of a librarian]
n. (pl. -s) loincloth worn by male hindus. [hindi]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 daily record of events or thoughts.
- book for this or for noting future engagements. [latin dies day]