Late one night a burglar broke into
a house and while he was
around he heard a voice say, "Christ is watching you." He looked around and saw
nothing. So he kept on
creeping and again heard,
"Christ is watching you."
In a dark corner, he saw a cage with a
parrot inside. The burglar asked the
parrot, "Was it you who said christ is watching me?" The parrot replied, "Yes,
it was me." Relieved, the burglar
asked, "What's your name?" The parrot said, "Jerry."
The burglar said, "That's a stupid name for a parrot. What idiot named you
Jerry?" The parrot answered, "The same idiot who named the doberman Christ."
We're going to look at three words which are used in the joke. They are
to sneak, to creep and
to relieve. Be careful with
to relieve. It is in no way similar to the verb "to
relive", which just means "to live again". What's more, the first syllable of
relieve is weaker than the second: reLIEVE, whereas
both syllables of relive are strong: RELIVE. From
these verbs we get the nouns depicted by the images in the table below.