A telephone man joined the Army.
As part of his basic training, he went out on the rifle range.
He fired 99 shots at the target, and missed the target with every shot.
His Drill Instructor tried to find out why.
"What's the matter with you?" asked the DI.
"Why can't you hit the target? What were you in civilian life?"
"I was a telephone man," replied the new recruit, "and I don't know why I can't hit the target.
Let me see..."
The telephone man checked his rifle, checked his rifle again, and checked his rifle a third time.
He then put his finger in front of the muzzle, pulled the trigger, and blew the end of his finger off!
"Well," the phone man said, writhing in pain, "the bullets are leaving here fine. The trouble must be on the other end!"
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.