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The Old Man and the Woman
There was once a very old man who appeared to be over
one hundred years old. It was a puzzle to many people who saw him
how he had lived such a long life. What everyone wanted to do was to
discover his secret for longevity. One day, a woman asked the old man to
divulge his secret to her.
He said to her, "It is not good health habits
that keep me young. But there are many habits I have that I will share
"Well," said the woman, "what are they?"
The man smiled. "What I do is the following: I never
exercise, I smoke three cigars and drink a pint of whiskey every day. I eat foods that are full of fat, sugar, and salt."
"How marvelous," said the woman. " I can enjoy
life completely and live a long life. By the way, how old are
"The man replied, proudly, "It just so happens that I
am thirty-nine years old!"
Think of a good joke that you know. Write it
out using cleft sentences!