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A teacher, in giving examples of
the use of the hyphen, quoted the
word "bird-cage" and then asked one
of the scholars:
"Now, then, tell me why we put
a hyphen in 'bird-cage'?"
"For the bird to sit on," was the
Old Lady (compassionately) -
Poor fellow! I suppose your blindness
is incurable. Have you ever been
Blind Man (sighing) Yes, mum,
but not often. 'Taint many as likes
to be seen going into a public house,
with a blind beggar.
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