Thursday, 1 December 2011

Very bad Latin joke

A gentleman, having ordered a meal at a fine London restaurant, decided that he would like some wine to accompany his meal. So he summoned the wine steward and asked for a bottle of hock.

"Hock, sir?" asked the steward.

"Yes, hock, man. You know: hic, hunc, huius, huic, hoc."

"Hmm ... very good, sir."

The food duly arrived, but without the wine. This perturbed the gentleman slightly, as he was accustomed to a higher standard of service. He began to dine, and at the next opportunity he beckoned the steward again.

"Didn't I order a bottle of hock?"

"Yes, sir, you did - but then you declined it."

(From this extremely comprehensive and knowledgeable page of Latin phrases.)

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