a society youth writes ironically to the young lady in the case："dear miss smith， perhaps you remember i proposed to you last night， and i do not now recall whether you said yes，or no．"
"dear george， i remember i said'no' to someone last night， but i had forgotten who it was．"
when tom howard was seventeen years old he was as tallas his father，so he began to borrow mr．howard's clothes when he wanted to go out with his friends in the evening．
mr．howard did not like this， and he always got very angry when he found his son wearing any of his things．
one evening when tom came downstairs to go out， his father stopped him in the hall． he looked at tom's clothes very carefully．
then he said angrily，"isn't that one of my ties，tom？"
"yes，father，it is，"answered tom．
"and that shirt's mine too，isn't that one of my ties，tom？"
"yes，that's yours too，"answered tom．
"and you're wearing my belt！" said mr．howard．
"yes， i am， father，"answered tom．"you don't want your trousers to fall down， do you？"
i didn't notice it
mother: i left two pieces of cake in the this morning, johnny, and now there is only one piece left. can you explain that?
johnny: well, i suppose it was so dark that i didn't notice the other.
he was only wrong by two
jack hawkins was the football coach at an amercian college, and he was always to find good players, but they weren't always smart enought to be accepted by the college.
one day the coach brought an excellent young player to the dean of the college and asked that the student be allowed to enter without an examination. "well," the dean said after some persuasion, "i'd better ask him a few questions first."
then he turned to the student and asked him some very easy questions, but the student didn't know any of the answers.
at last the dean said, "well, what's five times seven?"
the student thought for a long time and then answered, "thirty-six."
the dean threw up his hands and looked at the coach in despair, but the coach said , "oh, please let him in, sir! he was only wrong by two."
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