Monday, July 20, 2009

An Heraldic Joke

On the American Heraldry Society Forum, Mohamed Hossam posted the following joke that I thought was just too good not to share with you:

A peasant from upper Egypt went to the zoo and stood in front of the eagle's cage. "I'd give anything to know how they stamp papers with that thing".

(The arms of Egypt, of course, have an eagle supporter, as shown below.)

For some reason, this joke also made me think of the scene in one of the old Marx Brothers movies where Groucho is calling for the seal (for a document), and Harpo brings in the mammal and sets it on the desk.

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