Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying "DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG!" posted on the glass door.
Inside he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register.
He asked the store manager,
"Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"
"Yep, that"s him," he replied.
The stranger couldn"t help but be amused.
"That certainly doesn"t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"
"Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."
n. Colourless inflammable hydrocarbon occurring in petrol. [from *octa-]
- number n. (also octane rating) figure indicating the antiknock properties of a fuel.
n. - mus. A interval between (and including) two notes, one having twice or half the frequency of vibration of the other. B eight notes occupying this interval. C each of the two notes at the extremes of this interval.
- eight-line stanza. [latin octavus eighth]
n. (pl. -s) 1 size of a book or page given by folding a sheet of standard size three times to form eight leaves.
- book or sheet of this size. [latin: related to *octave]
adj. Of, for, or by the eyes; visual. [latin oculus eye]
n. (pl. -ies) 1 strange person, thing, or occurrence.
- peculiar trait.
—n. State when success is more likely than failure. —adj. (of a chance) better than even; likely.
adj. Hateful, repulsive. odiously adv. Odiousness n. [related to *odium]
n. (us edema) accumulation of excess fluid in body tissues, causing swelling. [greek oideo swell]