Yesterday’s post reminded me of this old joke about the confusion of language.
Three nuns die and go to heaven where they are met by St Peter at the pearly gates. St Pete says “Ladies, you all led such wonderful lives, that I’m granting you one week to go back to Earth and be anyone you want. You can do anything you want and there will be no penalties, no recriminations. You’ve earned it.”
The first nun says “I want to be Britney Spears,”and POOF she’s gone.
The second says “I want to be Madonna,” and POOF she’s gone.
The third says “I want to be Sarah Pipalini.”.
St Peter looks perplexed. “Who?” he says.
“Sarah Peplini” replies the nun.
“You mean Sarah Palin?” St. Peter asks going through his huge register of names.
“No,’ the old nun insists…”Sarah Pipalini.”
St Peter shakes his head and says “I’m sorry, I can’t find anyone with that name. It just doesn’t ring a bell.
The nun reaches into her habit and withdraws an almost ancient newspaper clipping. Carefully she unfolds it and hands it to St Peter. He reads the paper and starts laughing.
He hands it back to her and says “No, no, Sister, this says the Sahara PIPELINE was laid by 500 men in 7 days!”.