Civil War Lesson
Dr. LaBeaver decided to teach an American Civil War
He told the class to take a few
minutes and come up with a statement involving
the Civil War, and he would
demonstrate his expertise by explaining the statement.
After several minutes he
asked the students to write the statement on the chalk board.
A student got up and wrote "My Dixie
wrecked." He read it a few times but whatever it
meant refused to sink in.
He tried it out over and
over. "My Dixie wrecked", "My Dixie Wrecked" ... Finally
he returned control of the hysterical
class to the control of a chuckling teacher.
Weird how that puzzling
note refused to leave his awareness. It
would go quietly to the back of his
small mind and play over and over
but never would it leave. He'd bring
it to the front of his
attention and review it closely: "My
Dixie Wrecked"... Hmmm....
He had coffee with
Inspector Gadget and muttered: "'My Dixie wrecked'"
What do you think it means."
He kept repeating out
loud: "'My Dixie wrecked'! What's the meaning of that?"
He'd change the accents:
"my-DIXIE-Wrecked. MY-dixie-wrecked. my-dixie-WRECKED."
It was driving him nuts (a very short
When he arrived home, he
said to his wife "'My dixie wrecked'.
"Your Dick's Erect!!!!!" Let's jump in
the sack, I have been waiting for
30 years for that to