Upon entering the little country store, the stranger noticed a sign saying "DANGER! BEWARE OF DOG!" posted on the glass door.
Inside he noticed a harmless old hound dog asleep on the floor beside the cash register.
He asked the store manager,
"Is that the dog folks are supposed to beware of?"
"Yep, that"s him," he replied.
The stranger couldn"t help but be amused.
"That certainly doesn"t look like a dangerous dog to me. Why in the world would you post that sign?"
"Because," the owner replied, "before I posted that sign, people kept tripping over him."
n. Benign tumour on the skin, esp. On the scalp. [old english]
blanket n. Colloq. Gloomy person hindering others' enjoyment.
- dream n. Erotic dream with the involuntary ejaculation of semen.
- suit n. Rubber garment worn by skin-divers etc. To keep warm.
- —adj. (wetter, wettest) 1 soaked or covered with water or other liquid.
- (of the weather etc.) Rainy.
- (of paint etc.) Not yet dried.
- used with water (wet shampoo).
- colloq. Feeble, inept. —v. (-tt-; past and past part. Wet or wetted) 1 make wet.
- a urinate in or on (wet the bed).
abbr. World health organization.
- pron. (obj. Whom or colloq. Who; poss. Whose) 1 a what or which person or persons? (who called?; you know who it was). B what sort of person or persons? (who am i to object?).
- (a person) that (anyone who wishes can come; the woman whom you met; the man who you saw).
- and or but he, they, etc. (gave it to tom, who sold it to jim). [old english]
—adv. - for what reason or purpose (why did you do it?; i do not know why you came).
- (prec. By reason etc.) For which (the reasons why i did it). —int. Expressing: 1 surprised discovery or recognition (why, it's you!).
- impatience (why, of course i do!).
- reflection (why, yes, i think so).
- objection (why, what is wrong with it?). whys and wherefores reasons; explanation. [old english: related to *what]
n. Artificial head of hair. [abbreviation of *periwig]
—v. (-nn-; past and past part. Won) 1 secure as a result of a fight, contest, bet, effort, etc.
- be the victor; be victorious in. —n. Victory in a game etc. win the day be victorious in battle, argument, etc. Win over persuade, gain the support of. Win one's spurs colloq. Gain distinction or fame. Win through (or out) overcome obstacles. You can't win colloq. There is no way to succeed or to please. winnable adj. [old english, = toil]
n. - (in sing. Or pl.) Intelligence; quick understanding.
- a unexpected combining or contrasting of ideas or expressions. B power of giving pleasure by this.
- person possessing such power. at one's wit's (or wits') end utterly at a loss or in despair. Have (or keep) one's wits about one be alert. Live by one's wits live by ingenious or crafty expedients, without a settled occupation. Out of one's wits mad. To wit that is to say, namely. [old english]
n. - affliction; bitter grief.
- (in pl.) Calamities. woe betide see *betide. Woe is me alas. [old english]
n. Slang offens. Foreigner, esp. A non-white one. [origin unknown]