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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by VonFatman, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. VonFatman

    VonFatman

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    A new monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned
    to help the other monks in copying the old texts by hand.
    He notices, however, that they are copying copies, not
    the original books.
    So, the new monk goes to the head monk to ask him
    about this. He points out that if there were an error
    in the first copy, that error would be continued in all
    of the other copies.
    The head monk says, "We have been copying from the
    copies for centuries, but you make a good point, my son."
    So the head monk goes down into the cellar with one
    of the copies to check it against the original.
    Hours later, nobody has seen him. So, one of the monks
    goes downstairs to look for him. He hears sobbing
    coming from the back of the cellar, and finds the old
    monk leaning over one of the original books crying.
    He asks,"What's wrong?"
    "The word is CELEBRATE," says the old monk
     
  2. Alex_Knight

    Alex_Knight

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