The local sheriff was looking for a deputy, so Homer – who was not exactly the sharpest nail in the bucket – went in to try out for the job.
"Okay," the sheriff drawled, "Homer, what is 1 and 1?"
"11," he replied.
The sheriff thought to himself, "That"s not what I meant, but he"s right."
"What two days of the week start with the letter "T"?"
"Today and tomorrow."
He was again surprised that Homer supplied a correct answer that he had never thought of himself.
"Now Homer, listen carefully: Who killed Abraham Lincoln?"
Homer looked a little surprised himself, then thought really hard for a minute and finally admitted, "I don"t know."
"Well, why don"t you go home and work on that one for a while?"
So, Homer wandered over to the pool hall where his pals were waiting to hear the results of the interview. Homer was exultant.
"It went great! First day on the job and I"m already working on a murder case!"
- (often foll. By for) offer a tender. —n. Offer, esp. In writing, to execute work or supply goods at a stated price. put out to tender seek competitive tenders for (work etc.). tenderer n. [french: related to *tend1]
- n. - person who looks after people or things.
- supply ship attending a larger one etc.
- truck coupled to a steam locomotive to carry fuel and water. [from *tend2]
n. Cord of strong connective tissue attaching a muscle to a bone etc. tendinitis n. [latin tendo stretch]
n. Colloq. Ten-pound or ten-dollar note.
elbow n. Sprain caused by overuse of forearm muscles.
- n. Game in which two or four players strike a ball with rackets over a net stretched across a court. [probably french tenez take! (as a server's call)]
bowling n. Game in which ten pins or skittles are bowled at in an alley.