Wednesday, September 2, 2009

question 93

Q. Why are space aliens always conducting "anal probes"?

A. The Alien who wrote the job description meant 'anal" as in 'thorough' (in the 'anal retentive' sense), and probe as in 'inquiry' or 'study'. Basically, he asked for a thorough study of earth people, but he was misunderstood. As my 8th grade English teacher used to say, "If you allow slang and colloquialisms into your writing, you may start with an innocuous word like "poop", but eventually you will end up will end with shit.