STRANGE

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. However he suggested an alternative: He would inscribe, “Here
lies a man who was both honest and a lawyer. That way, whenever anyone walked by the
tombstone and read it, they would be certain to remark: “That’s Strange!”

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