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One of the better doctor jokes

Posted by John McIntyre at 10:41 AM | | Comments (3)


That's the way you go hunting! That is one of the better doctor jokes I have heard, especially narrowing down the specific doctors and how they use logic. How did you come up or find this one?

Prof. McI, that was definitely a 'fowl' joke. Just ducky.

I dare say, as a longtime, fair-to-middling birder, I'd venture to suggest that that second passing duck could have been a Green-winged Teal, although the yellowish bill doesn't quite jibe, as the beak is a diagnostic Payne's grey coloration w/ this particular teal species.

(Actually, this rather dainty, smallish duck, indeed, has green on its wings, but merely a small, but distinctive squarish metallic emerald-green patch on both, that is barely visible when the duck is at rest, but in full flight can't be missed. The (male's) head is a beautiful combination of that same green hue found on the wings, and a dark cinnamon-reddish brown----very handsome, indeed. In fact there is another fairly common species of teal, aptly named the Cinnamon Teal, since most of its plumage, particularly the courting males in mating season, displays this uniform ruddy 'coat'. Well enough Ornithology 101 for now HA!)

Now, back to that pathologist in your 'fowl' joke, Mr. Mac?

Frankly, I wouldn't trust his checking out that downed bird nailed by his surgeon buddy, 'cause as we all know, these medical practitioners of the diagnostic arts, i.e., pathologists, and their ilk, are a passel of 'pathological' fibbers. (Groan!)

Yet another lame 'canard'. (Well, more like dead-in-the-water 'canard'. HA!)


I approve of anything that makes fun of surgeons. Well played.

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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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