Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer see"s a car puttering along at 22 MPH.
He thinks to himself, "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!" So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies, two in the front seat and three in the back, wide eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, says to him, "Officer, I don"t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?"
"Ma"am," the officer replies, "You weren"t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to other drivers."
"Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly twenty-two miles an hour!" the old woman says a bit proudly.
The State Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle, explains to her that "22" was the route number, not the speed limit.
A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error.
"But before I let you go, Ma"am, I have to ask... Is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven"t muttered a single peep this whole time," the officer asks.
"Oh, they"ll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Route 142."
editor n. Computing system or program allowing the user to enter and edit text.
- n. - main body of a book as distinct from notes etc.
- original book or document, esp. As distinct from a paraphrase etc.
- passage from scripture, esp. As the subject of a sermon.
- subject, theme.
- (in pl.) Books prescribed for study.
- data in textual form, esp. As stored, processed, or displayed in a word processor etc. [latin texo text- weave]
- processing n. Computing manipulation of text, esp. Transforming it from one format to another.
—n. (pl. Same or -s) 1 a native or national of thailand. B person of thai descent.
- language of thailand. —adj. Of thailand. [thai, = free]
conj. Introducing a comparison (plays better than he did before; more bread than meat in these sausages; cost more than £100; you are older than he). [old english, originally = *then]
—demons. Pron. (pl. Those) 1 person or thing indicated, named, or understood (i heard that; who is that in the garden?).
- contrasted with this (this is much better than that).
- (esp. In relative constructions) the one, the person, etc. (a table like that described above).
- (pl. That) used instead of which or whom to introduce a defining clause (the book that you sent me; there is nothing here that matters). —demons. Adj. (pl. Those) designating the person or thing indicated, named, understood, etc. (cf. Sense 1 of pron.). —adv. - to such a degree; so (have done that much).
- colloq. Very (not that good). —conj. Introducing a subordinate clause indicating: 1 statement or hypothesis (they say that he is better).
- purpose (we eat that we may live).
- result (am so sleepy that i cannot work). all that very (not all that good). That is (or that is to say) formula introducing or following an explanation of a preceding word or words. That's that formula indicating conclusion or completion. [old english]
—v. - (often foll. By out) pass from a frozen into a liquid or unfrozen state.
- (usu. Prec. By it as subject) (of the weather) become warm enough to melt ice etc.
- become warm enough to lose numbness etc.
objective case of *thou1.
—pron. - objective case of *they.
- colloq. They (it's them again). —demons. Adj. Slang or dial. Those. [old norse]
—adv. - at that time.
- a next; after that. B and also.
- a in that case (then you should have said so). B implying grudging or impatient concession (all right then, if you must). C used parenthetically to resume a narrative etc. (the policeman, then, knocked on the door). —attrib. Adj. Such at the time in question (the then king). —n. That time (until then). then and there immediately and on the spot. [old english]
comb. Form god or god(s). [greek theos god]
pron. (obj. Them; poss. Their, theirs) 1 pl. Of *he, *she, *it.
- people in general (so they say).
- those in authority (they have raised taxes). [old norse]