One of the ushers approached a man who appeared to be annoying those

about him.

"Don't you like the show?"

"Yes, indeed!"

"Then why do you persist in hissing the performers?"

"Why, m-man alive, I w-was-n't h-hissing! I w-was s-s-im-ply

s-s-s-saying to S-s-s-sammie that the s-s-s-singing is s-s-s-superb."

A man who stuttered badly went to a specialist and after ten difficult

lessons learned to say quite distinctly, "Peter Piper picked a peck of

pickled peppers." His friends congratulated him upon this splendid


"Yes," said the man doubtfully, "but it's s-s-such a d-d-deucedly

d-d-d-difficult rem-mark to w-w-work into an ordin-n-nary

c-c-convers-s-sa-tion, y' know."