Compasses

Discussion in 'Jokes' started by RetiredJake, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. RetiredJake

    RetiredJake Junior Member

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    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 bad that people often ended up in Canada or Mexico rather than California .

    This, of course, is the origin of the expression, "He who has a Tates is lost!"

     
  2. ProF

    ProF Junior Member

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    Oh, man...that's TERRIBLE!!!!!! And I thought my puns were bad.

    If ever this site offers a prize for the worst pun, I'm gonna nominate you!:D

    And I'm going to send it to everybody I know!:D
     
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  3. Mad Dog Jim

    Mad Dog Jim Banned

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    I was like "what?" then I was all "So?" then I read the reply and figured it out
     
  4. Davidw2415

    Davidw2415 Senior Member

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    Yap; it took me a few seconds.
     
  5. buck484

    buck484 Active Member Contributor

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    That's bad!
     
  6. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Glad I wasn't the only one that had to read it twice to get it.
     
  7. Apyle

    Apyle Junior Member

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    Ouch!
     
  8. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    well Jake atleast your getting responces. guess if i say don't quit your day job it wouldn't really matter. but yea gota read it twice
     
  9. T-Ray

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    Got it in one here and will have to pass it along. Tooooooo good!
     
  10. RetiredJake

    RetiredJake Junior Member

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    The beautiful part of being retired is that I don't have a day job, so I can do this whenever I want with no impact. As long as I stay out of everyone's reach. :newsmile01: