A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old canons and laws of the church by hand. He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript.
So, the new monk goes to the head abbot to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up. In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies.
Cute joke, but celibate's spelled with an i.
Doesn't really work, the spelling of celibate is wrong.
''Celebate'' isn't the word you were looking for: it's celibate. Notice the ''i''.
I just thought I'd add ANOTHER post saying that celibate is spelled incorrectly. Overkill much? lol
Um... there were not any 'r' or 'i' characters in the originals.
Who care's how it's really spelled. It's still funny. Americans have been spelling words wrong for years and getting away with it!!
Funny how this joke has been here since 2006 and the first corrections were posted in 2008. Ah well.
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