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    wire a head for reservations

    can u please tel me what wire a head for reservations means here?

    The Sioux tribe sent one of their brightest young men to engineer¬
    ing school. After graduating, he returned home and was immediate¬
    ly assigned to install electric lights in all the latrines, so he became
    famous for being the first Indian to wire a head for reservations.


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    Re: wire a head for reservations

    ...famous for being the first Indian to wire a head for reservations.


    This is a pun. We say we wire(=old-fashioned 'send a telegram') ahead(=in advance) for reservations for a hotel.
    American Indians live on reservations (= an area of land set aside exclusively for them to live on)
    a head : Nautical slang for a toilet

    Put it all together - can you see the joke?


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    Re: wire a head for reservations

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    ...famous for being the first Indian to wire a head for reservations.


    This is a pun. We say we wire(=old-fashioned 'send a telegram') ahead(=in advance) for reservations for a hotel.
    American Indians live on reservations (= an area of land set aside exclusively for them to live on)
    a head : Nautical slang for a toilet

    Put it all together - can you see the joke?
    yes:) thank you!

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