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10,000 Jokes, Toasts and Stories p2

READERSVOICE.COM aims to provide samples from old and out of print books. Humorous books may appear. Here are some more howlers from 10, 000 Jokes, Toasts, and Stories, edited by Lewis and Faye Copeland, first published in 1939. There are actually 10,065 items. But they make no apology for that.   

Everybody knows now where Mr. Barbour will stand when he takes his seat. – The Nation.

Through blinding fog and raging storm alert salesmen guard against unseen perils of the sea. – Midland (Tex.) paper.

“Hundreds of masks of the kind worn by the ‘devil dancers’ of old Ceylon, when they were engaged in exercising the devil.” – Birmingham Mail (England).

Dr D—C–, noted health authority, who was to speak on “How to Keep Well,” could not appear because of illness. –Alameda (Calif.) Times-Star.

Out of 31 days, 155 were clear, 11 partly cloudy, and 55 cloudy. – Morristown (N.J.) Daily Record.

It is against the law for a woman to be a hell-hop in Ohio. – Salamanca (N.Y.) paper. Hopefully things have changed since then.

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