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Joke of the week: "The Bargain Hunter"

Posted by John McIntyre at 10:04 AM | | Comments (1)


Cheapskate found out!

"Individually wrapped", indeed.

I've had some moderately thrifty uncles in my day, all of proud Scottish-Canadian stock, and all sadly having passed on to their heavenly reward. Hopefully they all wound up beyond the pearly gates, and not beyond the river Styx. HA!

Thankfully none were as deviously stingy as your "bargain hunter'.

At any rate, got a good chuckle out of this joke, Prof. McIntyre.

Trust you and Kathleen are having a pleasant Labor Day respite.


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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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