A man who smelled like a distillery flopped on a subway seat next to a priest. The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading. After a few minutes the disheveled guy turned to the priest and asked:
— Say, Father, what causes arthritis?
— Mister, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, and a contempt for your fellow man.
— Well, I'll be damned, the drunk muttered, returning to his paper. The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized.
— I'm very sorry, I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?
— I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does.
Esta lista veicula diariamente uma história, preferencialmente engraçada (afinal, quem não gosta de uma boa piada?), ou uma citação. As histórias estão em inglês, e as palavras mais incomuns são comentadas. Dessa forma os alunos aprendem, todos os dias, duas ou mais palavras novas. Todos os dias. Em um ano esse pequeno esforço diário pode vir a fazer uma grande diferença.