Four friends were arguing over whose dog was the smartest. The first man, an engineer, called to his dog, "T Square, show your stuff. " The dog trotted over to a desk, pulled out a paper and pencil, and drew a perfect triangle.

The next guy, an accountant, called to his dog, "Slide Rule, go ahead. " The dog went to the kitchen, nibbled opened a bag of cookies and pided the contents into four equal piles.

The next man, a chemist, beckoned his dog, Beaker, to show what he could do. The dog went to the fridge, took out a quart of milk and poured out exactly eighty ounces into a measuring cup.

The last man was a government worker. "Coffee Break," he hollered to his dog, "go to it. " With that, the dog jumped to his feet, soiled the paper, ate the cookies and drank the milk.


(1) do (show) your stuff显显你的本领;露一手

(2) trot v. 疾走;快步走

(3) triangle n.三角形

(4) accountant n会计

(5) nibble v.轻咬

(6) beckon v.招手令他人走近或跟着来

(7) ounce n.盎司(重量单位,常衡为1/16磅)

(8) holler v.喊叫

(9) soil v.弄脏;弄污