A famous professor has to get to a small island, so he rents a fisherman's
On the way, the professor asks the fisherman, “Have you ever studied
literature?” The fisherman says, “I haven't.”
The professor says, “You missed out on a big part of your life.”
They continue to sail . The professor asks him, “Have you studied
philosophy?” The fisherman says, “No, I haven't.”
The professor says, “You missed out on another big part of your life.”
They continue to sail. Suddenly a big storm hits. The boat turns over.
The fisherman asks the professor, “Have you learned how to swim?”
The professor says, “No, I haven't.”
The fisherman says , “You missed out on your entire life.”
※missed out on 〜 〜 を逃した。
※turns over ひっくり返る。
A wife in her sixties went to see a lawyer and told him, “I want to
divorce my husband.”“On what grounds?” asked the lawyer.
“Because he has a very poor memory,” replied the wife.
“How is that a reason for divorce?”
The wife said icily, “Whenever he sees a young woman, he forgets
that he's married.”
Q: What do you call a snake that works for the government?
A: A civil serpent.
Q: Why do elephants lie in the sun a lot?
A: Because no one likes a white elephant.
※serpent ヘビ（civil servant〔公務員〕と掛けている）。
※lie ... sun 日光浴をする。
※white elephant 厄介者。