Last Names.

A social studies teacher was talking to his class about people’s last names and how, in the old days, their last name used to be their occupation.

“For example,” the teacher said, “Baker meant the person was a baker for a living. Miller meant the person worked in a paper mill, and so on.”

At that point, one of the students raised his hand.

“Do you have an example for the class, Todd?” the teacher asked.

“No, not really,” replied Todd, “more of a question.”

“What’s your question?” inquired the teacher.

“What did John Hancock do for a living?” Todd asked.

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