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JOSE AND PEDRO WERE WORKING ON THEIR MODEL T FORD.
JOSE WAS UNDER THE REAR AXLE AND ASKED FOR THE "SPEED"
WRENCH. PEDRO PICKED UP A SLEDGE HAMMER AND SMASHED IN
THE HOOD. JOSE JUMPED UP YELLING AND SCREAMING, "PEDRO
WHAT ARE YOU DOING?" "WELL," SAID PEDRO, "YOU ASKED ME
FOR A "SPEED WRENCH" AND IN MY COUNTRY A "MEXICAN SPEED
WRENCH" IS A SLEDGEHAMMER." I ONLY DID WHAT YOU TOLD ME TO.

Submitter comment:

MR. CATES SPENT THREE YEARS IN BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS
WHERE HE ACQUIRED SOME MEXICAN JOKES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CATES BAR

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 07-29-1964

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