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    Re: Sign of the Times (Joke)

    Snail mail, I decided, is definitely dead. Before I left on a trip to Alaska, I promised my five-year-old grandson, "I'll write you a letter when I get there."
    "Okay," he said. "I'd like an A."

    Hello! What does '
    I'd like an A' mean? Thank you!


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    Re: Sign of the Times (Joke)

    It's a joke based on the child interpreting "letter" to mean just that - a letter of the alphabet.

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    #3

    Re: Sign of the Times (Joke)

    True. The noun letter has two meanings:

    1. a document you write
    2. a symbol of the alphabet


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    Re: Sign of the Times (Joke)

    ...And then the joke is fun because the child chose the letter "A" which, as you all know, is not fun at all, the poor thing.

    If only he had chosen "W"...

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    #5

    Re: Sign of the Times (Joke)

    Hello All, I got it. Thanks for your help.

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