Two factory workers are talking.
The woman says, "I can make the boss give me the day off."
The man replies, "And how would you do that?"
The woman says, "Just wait and see." She then hangs upside-down from the ceiling.
The boss comes in and says, "What are you doing?"
The woman replies, "I"m a light bulb."
The boss then says, "You"ve been working so much that you"ve gone crazy. I think you need to take the day off."
The man starts to follow her and the boss says, "Where are you going?"
The man says, "I"m going home, too. I can"t work in the dark."
n. (pl. -s) tropical plant with tuberous roots used as food. [polynesian]
n. - open pastry case containing jam etc.
- pie with a fruit or other sweet filling. tartlet n. [french tarte]
- —n. Slang 1 prostitute; promiscuous woman.
- slang offens. Girl or woman. —v. (foll. By up) colloq. (usu. Refl.) Smarten or dress up, esp. Gaudily. [probably abbreviation of *sweetheart]
- adj. - sharp or acid in taste.
- (of a remark etc.) Cutting, bitter. tartly adv. Tartness n. [old english]
force n. (also task group) armed force or other group organized for a specific operation or task.
- —n. Piece of work to be done. —v. Make great demands on (a person's powers etc.). take to task rebuke, scold. [medieval latin tasca, probably = taxa *tax]
n. Official russian news agency. [russian]
int. Colloq. Goodbye. [origin unknown]
adj. - (of a rope etc.) Tight; not slack.
- (of nerves etc.) Tense.
- (of a ship etc.) In good condition. tauten v. Tautly adv. Tautness n. [perhaps = *tough]
pl. Of *taxon.
rank n. (us taxi stand) place where taxis wait to be hired.
- —n. (pl. -s) (in full taxi-cab) car licensed to ply for hire and usu. Fitted with a taximeter. —v. (-xis, -xied, -xiing or -xying) 1 (of an aircraft or pilot) drive on the ground before take-off or after landing.
- go or convey in a taxi. [abbreviation of taximeter cab]