Copyright: Marie Gail Stratford
"Who were the fork people?" I asked my friend Jeff as we sat in the cafeteria where he works.
"An ancient middle Eastern people. They were advanced in some respects; used tools, built cities, had an extensive language."
"Why are they called the fork people?"
"It's a euphemism. Their language contained some very crude expressions. Fork, for example, is a euphemism for ...."
"I got it!"
"Also, they are sometimes called the ship people, the bellship people, and ....
"I got it, I got it! But what finally became of the fork people?"
"They evolved into stand-up comics on HBO."
Not that there aren't some comics I really like on HBO, but there are a few who totally overuse the word "fork" to the point where it's annoying and unfunny. That's something you'll never find among the souls of propriety that make up the Friday Fictioneers.
If you want to check out the terrific PG-rated writing of the Fictioneers, click here. If you want to check out the one filthy dirty one, click here.
Just funnin' you.