Originally Posted by OmniscientCause
Grammatically I can't even think of a plural form of masterpiece. X and y are his masterpieces...sounds stupid. X and y are his masterpi...sounds even worse.
This is as old as dirt. I first saw this in a book by humorist H. Allen Smith. I doubt that any of you young whippersnappers know who he is.
The head of the zoo in the midwest heard that a zoo in the Eastern US with a mongoose exhibit had been successful in breeding them in captivity. He wanted some for his zoo. He started a letter:Dear Sir,
Please send me a pair of mongooses.
Shit. That doesn't look right. Tried again:
Please send me a pair of mongeese.
That looks even worse. One more try:Dear Sir,
Please send me a mongoose, And while you're at it, send me another one.