Monday’s Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers and Teases!

WELCOME to Monday February 11
Here’s the story of
the History of the Middle Finger.
Well, now……here’s something I never knew before, and now that I know it, I feel compelled to send it on to my more intelligent friends in the hope that they, too, will feel edified.? Isn’t history more fun when you know something about it?
Giving the finger before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers.? Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous weapon was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as “plucking the yew” (or “pluck yew”).?
Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset and began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, See,
we can still pluck yew!? “PLUCK YEW!”

Since ‘pluck yew’ is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually hanged to a labiodental fricative ‘F’, and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute!?  It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as “giving the bird.” IT IS STILL AN APPROPRIATE SALUTE TO THE FRENCH TODAY! Hey that’s my story and I’m sticking to it! Have a great Monday people and whatever you do, don’t forget to LAUGH IT UP! Peace, I am outta here, Eucman! 



“An atheist is a man who has no invisible means of

support.”- John Buchan
“An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will
stay bought.”- Simon Cameron
“The trouble about trying to make yourself stupider than
you really are is that you very often succeed.”- C. S. Lewis
“We need not worry so much about what man descends from-it’s
what he descends to that shames the human race.” -Mark Twain
“Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect.”
-Steven Wright
“Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves

to get it.” -Don Herold


Guaranteed to Roll Your Eyes…

[Okay, it’s an old one, but I challenge anyone to honestly
tell me this joke isn’t hilarious.]

A Scotsman paying his first visit to the zoo stopped by one
of the cages.

“An whut animal would that be?” he asked the keeper.

“That’s a moose from Canada,” came the reply.

“A moose!” exclaimed the Scotsman, “Hoots man – they must ha’
rrrats like elephants ower there!” 😁


Friday’s Movie Trivia of the day!‘ What movie is this quote from???

“And that also is very convenient, isn’t it, Mr. Dufresne?”
“Since I am innocent of this crime, sir, I find it decidedly *inconvenient* that the gun was never found.” 

Answer:  The Shawshank Redemption!
In this scene (at the beginning of the movie), young banker Andy Dufresne (Tim Robbins) is being tried in court for the murder of his wife and her lover and is in the witness chair. The District Attorney asks him line one and he replies with line two. The jury convicts him and he is sent to Shawshank Prison (but he is later seen to be innocent). While there he is brutalized and meets prisoner Ellis Boyd “Red” Redding (Morgan Freeman), and the two inmates become good friends. Andy later escapes (in a very ingenious way) and at the same time exposes the corruption of Shawshank Warden, Samuel Norton (Bob Gunton). When Red is finally released, he finds a note left for him by Andy and then joins him in Mexico. The word “Redemption” in the title refers to the friendship between the two men and the movie’s tagline: “Fear can hold you prisoner. Hope can set you free.


Monday’s Movie Trivia of the day! What movie is this quote from??? “What do you want to be married to me for, anyhow?”  “So I can kiss you anytime I want.”

Friday’s Quizzler is…… In this teaser you must place a 3-letter word on the dashes to complete a word on the left and to begin another word with those letters on the right.


e a r _ _ _ m e = e a r T H Y/ T H Y m e

1. f e a t _ _ _ o i c = ?
2. c o u r _ _ _ n d a = ?
3. d i s p _ _ _ o v e r = ?
4. k e e _ _ _ s i s t = ?
5. r u n _ _ _ i c e = ?

Answer:  1. featHER / HERoic
2. courAGE / AGEnda
3. dispLAY / LAYover
4. keePER / PERsist
5. runOFF / OFFice

Monday’s Quizzler is…….

In this teaser you must place a 3-letter word on the dashes to complete a word on the
left and to begin another word with those letters on the right.


e a r _ _ _ m e = e a r T H Y/ T H Y m e

1. f e a t _ _ _ o i c = ?
2. c o u r _ _ _ n d a = ?
3. d i s p _ _ _ o v e r = ?
4. k e e _ _ _ s i s t = ?
5. r u n _ _ _ i c e = ?

LOOK for answers to today’s quizzlers in TUESDAYS, Jokes, Quotes, Quizzlers & Teases!  Like this newsletter? Want to receive it daily? Also, if you are on the list and do not want to continue to receive this email and would like your name removed from this distribution list, please send an email to the Eucman at


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