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!"
v. (-ling) (often absol.) Breathe in (air, gas, smoke, etc.). inhalation n. [latin halo breathe]
v. (-ring) be inherent. [latin haereo haes- stick]
v. - a (usu. Foll. By into) drive (a solution, medicine, etc.) By or as if by a syringe. B (usu. Foll. By with) fill (a cavity etc.) By injecting. C administer medicine etc. To (a person) by injection.
- place (a quality, money, etc.) Into something. injection n. Injector n. [latin injicere -ject- from jacio throw]
v. (-ring) 1 harm or damage.
- do wrong to. [back-formation from *injury]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 physical harm or damage.
- offence to feelings etc.
- esp. Law wrongful action or treatment. [latin injuria]
- time n. Extra playing-time at a football etc. Match to compensate for time lost in dealing with injuries.
revenue n. Government department assessing and collecting taxes.
- —adj. - in the interior of a country.
- carried on within a country. —adv. In or towards the interior of a country.
n. Occupant of a hospital, prison, institution, etc. [probably from *inn, *mate1]
adj. Most inward. [old english]
adj. Inborn; natural. innately adv. [latin natus born]