Two factory workers are talking.
The woman says, "I can make the boss give me the day off."
The man replies, "And how would you do that?"
The woman says, "Just wait and see." She then hangs upside-down from the ceiling.
The boss comes in and says, "What are you doing?"
The woman replies, "I"m a light bulb."
The boss then says, "You"ve been working so much that you"ve gone crazy. I think you need to take the day off."
The man starts to follow her and the boss says, "Where are you going?"
The man says, "I"m going home, too. I can"t work in the dark."
n. (treated as sing. Or pl.) Badge. [latin signum sign]
adj. Impertinently insulting. insolence n. Insolently adv. [latin soleo be accustomed]
n. Sleeplessness, esp. Habitual. [latin somnus sleep]
adv. - (foll. By that) to such an extent.
- (foll. By as) inasmuch. [originally in so much]
v. (-t-) 1 put life into; animate.
—n. - example or illustration of.
- particular case (that's not true in this instance). —v. (-cing) cite as an instance. for instance as an example. In the first (or second etc.) Instance in the first (or second etc.) Place; at the first (or second etc.) Stage (of a proceeding). [french from latin instantia contrary example]
—n. - a innate pattern of behaviour, esp. In animals. B innate impulse.