An oldie but goodie:
I was having trouble with my computer. So I called Bob, the
computer guy, to come over. Bob clicked a couple of buttons
and solved the problem. He gave me a bill for a minimum
As he was walking away, I called after him, "So, what was
He replied, "It was an ID ten T error."
I didn't want to appear stupid, but nonetheless inquired,
"An ID ten T error? What's that, in case I need to fix it
The computer guy grinned... "Haven't you ever heard of an
ID ten T error before?"
"No," I replied.
"Write it down," he said, "and I think you'll figure it out."
So I wrote out.... I D 1 0 T