A father and son went fishing one day. While they were out in the boat, the boy suddenly became curious about the world around him. He asked his father, "How does this boat float?"
The father replied, "Don"t rightly know, son."
A little later, the boy looked at his father and asked, "How do fish breath underwater?"
Once again the father replied, "Don"t rightly know, son."
A little later the boy asked his father, "Why is the sky blue?"
Again, the father replied, "Don"t rightly know, son."
Finally, the boy asked his father, "Dad, do you mind my asking you all of these questions?"
The father replied, "Of course not, you don"t ask questions, you never learn nothin"."
abbr. Technical and vocational educational initiative.
archaic it was. [contraction]
n. Coarse slang 1 female genitals.
- contemptible person. [origin unknown]
adj. (tweer; tweest) derog. Affectedly dainty or quaint. [a childish pronunciation of *sweet]
n. Very small thin branch of a tree or shrub. twiggy adj. [old english]
- v. (-gg-) colloq. Understand; realize. [origin unknown]
bed n. Each of a pair of single beds. twin-bedded adj.
- set n. Woman's matching cardigan and jumper.
- town n. Town twinned with another.
- —n. - each of a closely related or associated pair, esp. Of children or animals born at a birth.
- exact counterpart of a person or thing.
- (the twins) zodiacal sign or constellation gemini. —adj. Forming, or being one of, such a pair (twin brothers). —v. (-nn-) 1 a join intimately together. B (foll. By with) pair.
- bear twins.
- link (a town) with one in a different country, for friendship and cultural exchange. twinning n. [old english: related to *two]
n. Slang foolish person. [originally dial., perhaps from *twit2]
- v. (-tt-) reproach or taunt, usu. Good-humouredly. [old english]
n. (also tike) 1 unpleasant or coarse man.
- small child. [old norse]
—n. - sort, class, or kind.
- person, thing, or event exemplifying a class or group.
- (in comb.) Made of, resembling, or functioning as (ceramic-type material; cheddar-type cheese).
- colloq. Person, esp. Of a specified character (a quiet type; not my type).
- object, conception, or work of art, serving as a model for subsequent artists.
- printing a piece of metal etc. With a raised letter or character on its upper surface for printing. B kind or size of such pieces (printed in large type). C set or supply of these (ran short of type). —v. (-ping) 1 write with a typewriter.
- esp. Biol. & med. Assign to a type; classify. [greek tupos impression]
n. (pl. -s) colloq. Typographical error. [abbreviation]