救人 Saving Lives

  At a pre-med university in St. Louis, we had to take a difficult class in physics. One day the professor was discussing a particularly complicated concept. A student rudely interrupted to ask Why do we have to learn this stuff?

  To save lives. The professor responded quickly and continued the lecture. A few minutes later, the same student spoke up again. So how does physics save lives? he persisted. It usually keeps the idiots like you out of medical school, replied the professor.

  在圣路易斯的一所医学院预科大学,学生必须修一门很难的物理课。一天,教授正在探讨一个特别复杂的概念,一个学生粗鲁地打断他的话,问道:为什么我们一定要学这种东西?

  为了救人。教授很快回答,继续讲课。几分钟后,那个学生再次大声坚持:那么物理怎么救人呢?教授回答:它通常可以把你这种笨蛋赶出医学院。

  聪明的马 A smart horse

  There was a farmer who fell and broke his hip while he was plowing(耕地) , and his horse immediately galloped(疾驰,飞奔) five miles to the nearest town and returned, carrying a doctor on his back.

  "That’s a pretty smart horse," the farmer’s friend later observed.

  "Well, he’s not really so smart," the farmer said. "The doctor he brought back was a veterinarian!"

  一位农夫在犁田时,不慎跌倒摔伤了屁股,他的马立即飞奔到五哩外最近的小镇,载了一位医生回来。一个朋友看到后便夸赞说:“你这匹马真是聪明!”

  农夫说:“也没有你想的那么聪明啦!它带来的是一位兽医!”

  律师的儿子 Lawyer's Son

  The lawyer's son wanted to follow in his father's footsteps,

  律师的儿子想要继承他老爸的衣钵,

  so he went to law school.

  因此他就去读法学院。

  He graduated with honors,and then went home to join his father's firm.

  他以优异成绩毕业,然后返家加入他老爸的公司,

  At the end of his first day at work he rushed into his father's office,and said,

  就在他上班的第一天要结柬之际,他急忙地冲进他老爸的办公室说:

  "Father,father,in one day I broke the car accident case that you have been working on for tenyears!"

  “老爸,老爸,我一天就破了你办了十年的车祸案件!”

  His father responded:"You idiot,our company lived on the funding of that case for ten years!"

  他的老爸响应说:“你这个小白痴,我们公司就是依靠那个案件的资金才生存了十年呀!”