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"She who laughs last,
laughs best!"



"Laughter is the
best medicine."



"Laugh and the world laughs with you, trip over a big bag of garbage and fall on the sidewalk breaking a bone or two and you fall alone!"


Learner's Mistake Six

How do they do that?

Seen at a Dentist's office in a city somewhere in the world:
"Teeth extracted by the latest Methodists."  
Explanation: If your tooth needs to be pulled out, it will be "extracted". ("ex" means "out" or "move out" and "tract" means "pull" - you can learn more about English roots at Common English Word Roots with more links at How to Learn English Well.)

However, it is best if the dentist uses the latest "methods" (ways of doing something) rather than the latest "Methodists". The word "Methodists" describes a certain religion and I don't know if the people from that religion (the Methodists) are good at pulling teeth or not. Probably not! (^_^) The important lesson here is to NOT use a word (such as "Methodists") unless you are SURE that you know the meaning.

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