A man drinks a shot of whiskey every night before bed. After years of this the wife wants him to quit, so she gets two shot glasses, fills one with water the other with whiskey. She gets him to the table with the glasses and has his bait box there too.

She says “I want you to see this.” She puts a worm in the water it swims around. She puts a worm in the whiskey and the worm dies. Sternly the wife remarks, “So what do you have to say about this experiment?”

Coolly the husband replies, “If I drink whiskey I won’t get worms!”

Vocabulary Help

  • shot of whiskey – dose de uísque
  • before bed – antes de dormir
  • quit – parar, desistir
  • bait box – caixa de isca para pesca
  • worm – minhoca, verme
  • swim (swim, swam, swum) – nadar
  • die – morrer
  • stern – sério, compenetrado
  • remark – observar