• thimble

    From alexander koryagin@2:5020/400 to All on Fri Jul 6 22:01:02 2018
    From: alexander koryagin <koryagin@erec.ru>


    Hi, all!

    There is a thimble. There are some crooks that do the following thing.
    They show to people a small ball and hide it under one of the three
    thimbles. If one points correctly where the ball is he gets the prize
    money. Actually you cannot say it correctly, because these crooks have
    so great manual dexterity that they are able to remove the ball from
    under the thimble and put it back while nobody notes it.

    Can you call a crook like this a thimbler? Do you have such a word?

    Bye, all!
    Alexander Koryagin

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  • From alexander koryagin@2:5020/400 to Paul Quinn on Fri Jul 6 22:01:02 2018
    From: alexander koryagin <koryagin@erec.ru>

    Hi, Paul Quinn!
    I read your message from 06.05.2014 16:25

    ak>> Can you call a crook like this a thimbler? Do you have such
    ak>> a word?
    PQ>
    PQ> No. We would call them a thief. :)

    It a pity, it means that this joke has difficulty in translation:

    ... Yesterday archaeologists found the grave of the famous thimbler from Ancient Egypt. The grave has three gravestones.

    Bye, Paul!
    Alexander Koryagin
    fido7.english-tutor 2014
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