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A Fable about Jibes.

Two buddies, Loquacious Jack and Jock Plainspoken, were joshing around. Said Jack, "Hey, Jock, you realize that your first name rhymes with a commonly beeped four-letter word?"

"You should talk," replied Jock, "your last name reminds me of a jenny's offspring."

Mainly for mischief, Jack said, "What you mean? I don't get it. . ."

"Well," explained a smirking Jock. "I mean after all is said and done, say your name and the next thought is of an ass!"

"Hee! Haw! Ho!" crowed the troublemaker, "There you are, Jock, proving my point. Just you conceiving such a crass connection is example of the aptness of association between you and our infamous F-word. In fact, once we look close at it, your silly name is suggestive of the basic expression for vulgarity. This might be all you really are!"

Tone suddenly turned menacing, Jock retorted, "Listen here, Jack. About my name, I've two words for you! Shut the f*%k up!"

The look in his buddy's eye excusing the questionable arithmetic, Jack kept quiet.

Moral: Foresight can suppress the sharpest goad.