E.D.

On his 77th birthday,  Pete got a gift certificate from his wife Molly.   The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a cure for erectile dysfunction.

After being persuaded, Pete drove to the reservation and handed his gift certificate to the medicine man.

The medicine man produced a potion, handed it to Pete, and with a grip on his shoulder, warned, “This is powerful medicine and it must be respected.  You take only a teaspoonful and then say ‘1-2-3.’   When you do that, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you will be able to perform as long as you want.”

Pete was encouraged.  As he walked away, he turned and asked, “How do I stop the medicine from working?”

The medicine man responded, “Your partner must say ‘1-2-3-4;’   but when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon.”

Eager to see if it would work, Pete went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited his wife to join him in the bedroom. When she came in, he took off his clothes and said, “1-2-3”. Immediately, he was the manliest of men.

His wife was excited and began throwing off her clothes.  And then she asked, “What was the 1-2-3 for?”

And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition. … Because we could end up with a dangling participle.……….

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