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Last joke of the year

Did you enjoy the holidays? I spent them at the paragraph factory on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. (Don’t weep for me; I have a job.)

To get a start on the last week of the year, here is the word of the week, rodomontade.

And also the joke of the week, “The Dumbest Kid in Town.”



Posted by John McIntyre at 9:52 AM | | Comments (3)


Good joke, but your tag line at the end of the video is incorrect.

The joke is NOT a public service of your newspaper.

It IS ad-sponsored. (I had to sit through an ad before the joke.)

Nothing wrong with that, but I'm surprised one as accurate as you let this slip through.

Mike's right and I, for one, am getting bored with the BP-is-our-friend message.

The BP ad is gone now, its an ad for USAA insurance.

Good joke though, thanks for doing them.

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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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