A lawyer named Strange died, and his friend asked the
to inscribe on his tombstone, "Herelies Strange, an honest
man, and a
The inscriber insisted that such an inscription would be
for passersby would tend to think that three men were
buried under the
However he suggested an alternative: He would inscribe,
"Here lies a
man who was both honest and a lawyer.
"That way, whenever anyone walked by the tombstone
and read it, they
would be certain to remark: "That's Strange!