Monday, March 09, 2009

It's the Groaner of the Week!!!!!!!!

I was digging around the archives on a break from dealing with a boatload of you-know-what and found another oldie but good that should give y'all a dang good groooaaannn!!!!!!! Enjoy!!!!!

Back in the 1800s the Tates Watch Company of Massachusetts wanted to produce other products and, since they already made the cases for pocket watches, decided to market compasses for the pioneers traveling west. It turned out that although their watches were of finest quality, their compasses were so dreadfully bad and horrendously useless that people often ended up in Canada or Mexico rather than California. This, of course, is the origin of this old trite expression . . .

“He who has a Tates is lost!”

Happy Blogging!!!!!

13 comments:

  1. I really like this groaner, Kay. Neat!

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  2. Now that's pretty funny!

    I hope you're feeling better.

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  3. LOL!!!I has a Tate to make this comment

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  4. GROANNNNNNNN! More please!

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  5. Tate funny McGee. (sorry, I couldn't resist). It is funny.

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  6. Oh, Kay, you would make Groucho proud!

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  7. Wowsers! I'm really not that crazy about this one. However, I'm delighted that y'all like it.

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  8. I'm glad I stopped here when I did. I needed a good laugh, this did the trick. It's a good one.

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  9. Goodness, I almost missed this one. It's a goodie.

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  10. Ha! That's a witty one! I love it!!

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  11. Oh for heavens sake. I had to say the line has a Tate three times before I could get the groan out. My mind has gone dormant. LOL

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  12. That punch line was kind of like jumping into the first cold swimming pool of the summer. Shock, followed by giggles.

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