A lawyer named Strange died, and his friend asked the tombstone maker to
inscribe on his tombstone,
"Here lies Strange, an honest man, and a lawyer."
The inscriber insisted that such an inscription would be confusing, for
passersby would tend to think that three men were buried under the stone.
Instead, he would inscribe, "Here lies a man who was both honest and a
That way, whenever anyone walked by the tombstone and read it, they would be
certain to remark: "That's Strange!"
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