(urth) lots of stuff

Jerry Friedman jerry_friedman at yahoo.com
Tue Jul 13 13:51:39 PDT 2010

From: "hammstu at sbcglobal.net" <hammstu at sbcglobal.net>

>No one's gonna post the punch line???

The punch line of the preposition joke?  Something like "Okay, where are you 
from, asshole?"

I first heard this thirty years ago with Harvard instead of New York City, a 
"hick" or "redneck" instead of a Texan (I think), and "Whatchoo lookin' at?" as 
the question.  I like that better, since no one in his or her right mind would 
"correct" the grammar of "Where are you from?" and pedantry is a better 
stereotype for Harvard than for New York.

Of course, it would be off-topic to mention that New Mexico has fought off three 
invasions from Texas, especially since we're now happy to allow Texans in as 
long as they pay.

Jerry Friedman


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