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Sun, 11 May 03 01:54:26 +0100

Hiya Loonies...

In today's tale, President Bush explains the meaning of the word
'tragedy'...this was sent in by Rob...

Wishes & Dreams...


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President George Bush is visiting an elementary school and steps into
one of the classes (4th grade). They are in the middle of a discussion
related to words and their meanings. The teacher asks the President if
he would like co-lead the class in the discussion of the word,

So the President leader asks the class for an example of a "tragedy".

One little boy stands up and offers, "If my best friend, who lives next
door, is playing in the street and a car comes along and runs him over,
that would be a tragedy."

"No," says Bush, "that would be an ACCIDENT."

A little girl raises her hand: "If a school bus carrying 50 children
drove off a cliff, killing everyone involved, that would be a tragedy."

"I'm afraid not," explains Mr. President. "That's what we would call a

The room goes silent. No other children volunteer. President Bush
searches the room. 

"Isn't there someone here who can give me an example of a tragedy?"

Finally, way in the back of the room, a small boy raises his hand. In a
quiet voice he says, "If an American Air Force plane, carrying Mr Bush,
were struck by a missile and blown up to smithereens by a terrorist,
that would be a tragedy."

"Fantastic!" exclaims Bush, "that's right. And can you tell me WHY that
would be a tragedy?"

"Well," says the boy, "because it wouldn't be an accident, and it
certainly would be no great loss."

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