Off or From?

Discussion in 'Masonic Jocularity and Merriment' started by Blake Bowden, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Blake Bowden

    Blake Bowden Administrator Staff Member

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    As the story goes here in the east, two friends were riding the train to work. Harry said to jim, "did you ever notice the conductor never takes a ticket fronm that guy wearing that funny ring. I've seen those rings in the pawn shop in Hoboken, I think I'll get me one and see what happens".

    The next day Harry was flashing his new ring when the conductor came up and asked him, "Will you be off or from?"

    Harry thought for a moment then replied "I'll be off".

    The conductor told him he was right, he'd be off at the next station.
     
  2. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    lollerskates.
     
  3. scottmh59

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  4. jrkimbrell

    jrkimbrell Registered User

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    I don't get it.
     
  5. js4253

    js4253 Premium Member Premium Member

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    That's because you don't wear that funny ring yet. You will get it soon Brother.
     
  6. Raven

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    Great post, Bro. Blake :thumbup1:
     
  7. Raven

    Raven Registered User

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    You're not supposed to "get it"... yet!


     
  8. adam

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    Yeah, I laughed...
     
  9. jrkimbrell

    jrkimbrell Registered User

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    Ya, I can't wait to wear my funny ring, it belonged to my grandad, it has to be from the 1930's, I also have his 1929 copy of the Mackey's Encyclopedia of Freemasonry.
     
  10. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    heh, always awesome.
     
  11. js4253

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    You will learn about "off or from" in the FC degree. It will be fun and you will continue to learn for the rest of your life. Good luck
     
  12. Huw

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    This just goes to show how much confusion small changes in the work can cause: I don't understand what this joke is talking about either, even though I'm a Past Master several times over. But I'm English, and our working here is different: evidently this joke alludes to some words in your FC degree which we say in a different way.

    Can someone explain this to me, please? (If it can be explained in a way which doesn't give away what should not be discussed, of course.)

    T & F,

    Huw
     
  13. Huw

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    Aha! Thanks John and Bill, for the explanations via PM. Now I understand the joke. As I suspected, it refers to something which we do differently in England. In our FC degree, we have some "test questions" relating to the same secret, but we don't have the particular question which is relevant to this joke.

    T & F,

    Huw
     

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