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Q240. Master: “Are you married?”

A. Student: “Yes, Sir.”

Master: “Do you know your wife?”

Student: “Of course, Sir. I share the same bed with her.”

Master: “How many hairs does she have on her head?”

Student: “I don’t know. How could I know that?”

Master: “Don’t say that you know your wife then.”




Don’t try to extract juice by squeezing dry sticks.

The number of the fingers of a hand is five.


©Boo Ahm


All writing ©Boo Ahm. All images ©Simon Hathaway

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