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Surely you jest: The brewmasters

Posted by John McIntyre at 9:26 PM | | Comments (4)


Good one. Rob Kasper should like it too.

A classic joke that has the advantage of being true, as well.

All I can say is, have you tried THIRSTY DOG?

My profoundest thanks to Tom, who stood me a drink this evening at the Hamilton Tavern, because he appreciated this joke. The Scotch ale was exceptionally fine. (The comma before the subordinate clause is there out of defiance.)

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John McIntyre, mild-mannered editor for a great metropolitan newspaper, has fussed over writers’ work, to sporadic expressions of gratitude, for thirty years. He is The Sun’s night content production manager and former head of its copy desk. He also teaches editing at Loyola University Maryland. A former president of the American Copy Editors Society, a native of Kentucky, a graduate of Michigan State and Syracuse, and a moderate prescriptivist, he writes about language, journalism, and arbitrarily chosen topics. If you are inspired by a spirit of contradiction, comment on the posts or write to him at
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