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Explain the word "tragedy"

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by thatK30guy, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. thatK30guy

    thatK30guy 1 ton status Premium Member

    Jan 12, 2001
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    > Jesse Jackson, while visiting a primary school class, found himself in
    > the middle of a discussion related to words and their meanings. The
    > teacher asks the Rev. Jackson if he would like to lead the discussion
    > on
    > the word "tragedy." So the illustrious leader asks the class for an
    > example of a "tragedy."
    > One little boy stood up and offered: "If my best friend, who lives on a
    > farm, is playing in the field and a runaway tractor comes along and
    > knocks him dead, that would be a tragedy.
    > "No," says the Great Jesse Jackson, "that would be an accident."
    > A little girl raised her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children
    > drove over a cliff, killing everyone inside, that would be a tragedy."
    > "I'm afraid not," explains the exalted spiritual leader. "That's what
    > we would call a great loss."
    > The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. Rev. Jackson
    > searches the room. "Isn't there someone here who can give me an example
    > of
    > a tragedy?"
    > Finally at the back of the room a small boy raises his hand. In a
    > quiet voice he says: "If a plane carrying the Rev. Jackson were struck
    > by a
    > missile and blown to smithereens that would be a tragedy."
    > "Fantastic!" exclaims Jackson, "That's right. And can you tell me why
    > that would be a tragedy?"
    > "Well," says the boy, "because it sure as hell wouldn't be a great
    > loss, and it probably wouldn't be an accident either." :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
  2. newyorkin

    newyorkin 1 ton status

    May 8, 2001
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    Los Estados Unitos
  3. dontoe

    dontoe 3/4 ton status GMOTM Winner

    May 7, 2004
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    Hickory, N.C.
    Hea, hea!;)
    Can't stand that man!!!

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