Spelling- A Classic Joke

A good one on how spelling can impact lives, not the least your own, if you are a monk.

Spelling

A new monk arrives at the monastery to help the other monks in copying the old laws of the church by hand. He notices that all the monks are copying from copies, not the original manuscript. The new monk goes to the head Abbot to question this, pointing out if someone even made a small error in the first copy, it would never, ever be picked up.

The head monk says: "We've being copying from copies for centuries, but you make a good point my son." He goes into the caves under the monastery where the original manuscript is held in a locked vault that hasn't been opened for centuries.

Nobody sees the old Abbot for hours on end. Concerned, the new monk goes down into the caves in search of him and finds him banging his head against the cave wall over and over. The Abbot’s forehead is bloody and he is crying uncontrollably.

The new monk comforts the old Abbot and asks, "What's wrong, father?"
With a choking voice, the Abbot replies, "The word is celebrate."

4 comments:

ಭಾಶೇ said...

Again a "joke" with deep meaning!

Rajendra said...

My speciality. Thanks.

Diamond Head said...

All those stateside lawsuits for nothing - there were some who understood the DEEP meaning!

Rajendra said...

If you are a monk, you get a shot at the DEEP stuff.

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