Wednesday, January 27, 2010

And that's the way it was

A Young Monk

A young monk arrives at the Monastery

He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand.

He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies,
not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head Abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a
small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.

The head monk, says, "We have been copying from the copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son." He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held as archives in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for hundreds of years.

Hours go by and nobody sees the old Abbot.

So, the young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing.

"We missed the R! We missed the R! We missed the R!"

His forehead is all bloody and bruised and he is crying uncontrollably.

The young monk asks the old Abbot, "What's wrong, Father?"

With A choking voice, the old Abbot replies,

"The word was...................... CELEBRATE

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15 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Tee hee. Centuries wasted huh. Wording is sooo important.

Beth Niquette said...

It too me a minute, Patty!!! (guffaw) Oh, my goodness--that is just TOO funny! (grin) Have a perfectly wonderful day, dear friend!

Margaret Cloud said...

It took me a minute also, funny. Thank you for coming by, and thanks again for your help.

Sunny said...

Guess they needed a proof reader, ha-ha!
Sunny :)

Winifred said...

I like it! I like it!

Lady Di Tn said...

I have seen this one before but it always makes me laugh. Thanks
Enjoyed the meme and the prayer post.
As for the iron, it is not funny and I would throw it at the bugger. When growing up that was my chore therefore ironing is my least favorite housewhole chore. Peace

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

What a long time to figure that out. LOL

ChrisJ said...

That is SUCH a good one. Wherever do you find them. :) :) :)

CINDY BUCKLEY said...

Milton Berle is right!!!

Cheryl said...

Hahaha! Oh Patty, this is too good!

Wanda said...

Oh this is too funny! Don and I both did some belly laughing!!!

Renie Burghardt said...

Hahahaha! Wonder if Father Mike would find this joke amusing? Haha! Loved it!

Renie

Mental P Mama said...

Oh that is priceless!!!!!

claude said...

Yes, funny, Patty.
Thank you for your com about my angels.

Twisted Fencepost said...

All those years and NO ONE knew. Why change it now! *snicker*