A young boy was playing with a ball in the street. He kicked it too hard, and it broke the window of a house and fell inside. A lady came to the window with the ball and shouted at the young boy, so he ran away, but he still wanted his ball back.
A few minutes later he returned and knocked at the door of the house, and when the lady answered it, he said, "My father"s going to come and fix your window very soon."
After a few more minutes a man came to the door with tools in his hand, so the lady let the boy take his ball away.
When the man finished fixing the window, he said to the lady, "That will cost you exactly ten dollars."
"But aren"t you the father of that young boy?" the woman asked, looking surprised.
"No," he answered, equally surprised. "Aren"t you his mother? "
n. (pl. -ies) any of various philosophies professing to achieve knowledge of god by spiritual ecstasy, direct intuition, or special individual relations, esp. A modern movement following hindu and buddhist teachings and seeking universal brotherhood. theosophical adj. Theosophist n. [greek theosophos wise concerning god]
adv. For that reason; accordingly, consequently.
adv. - in consequence of that.
- immediately after that.
n. (pl. -ri or -ruses) book that lists words in groups of synonyms and related concepts. [greek: related to *treasure]
n. Colloq. Stupid person. thickheaded adj.
n. - being thick.
- extent of this.
- layer of material (use three thicknesses).
n. = *femur.
n. (pl. -ies) (also thingumabob, thingumajig) colloq. Person or thing whose name one has forgotten or does not know.
n. Colloq. Body of experts providing advice and ideas on national or commercial problems.